[Historical Fiction Prompt] How To Protect Your Beard During The Night in 1890

  Curated by Dr. Barbara Ellermeier, historian and author. I publish helpful resources for authors who want to write novels and non-fiction books with a historical setting. Want to receive prompts like this one once a week?   Beards are really hot right now. – I can’t believe I am actually writing this down! Okay, so: Beards haven’t been fancy since …

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How the »Wellcome Images Database« can help you to conduct research for your next novel

»Wellcome Images« is a database of 100.000 pictures, drawings, sketches & photos. It is connected with the famous Wellcome Library, which stores information about medical history and the human condition.  As an author, you can easily find images for the scenes you want to write.     1. Research for novel with images. An image can help you to …

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[Historical Fiction Prompt] Why Isn’t There a Novel About a Ganerben-Burg Castle?

A castle divided between multiple families: Just like in BURG ELTZ in Western Germany. Each of those medieval families owned different parts of the castle. While they shared common areas, like the kitchen or the chapel, they behaved like kings and queens in their own quarters. Intending to show their wealth, the different owners of Eltz …

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[Historical Fiction Prompt] Write about Food from the German Democratic Republic

2016. The German Democratic Republic is long gone – in 1990, the Eastern socialist part of the country re-united with Western Germany. At the same time, most of the food that was produced in the German Democratic Republic suddenly disappeared. Tens of thousands of GDR citizens left the country; factories and farms large and small closed …

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