Category: Writing About The Past

Writers block? Or researcher’s block? How to NOT waste your time while writing your historical novel

  Hello, I am Dr. Barbara Ellermeier, historical advisor to authors and publishers.  We know that our research materials don’t just fall into our laps … and the best historial details usually aren’t listed in Wikipedia. But when our local librarian overwhelms us, when the expert we’ve emailed doesn’t answer, and when browsing Pinterest leaves us …

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Here’s the fastest way to start writing your new historical novel

Nanowrimo: Writer’s block? Or researcher’s block? How to avoid wasting time, when writing your historical novel

  Hello, I am Dr. Barbara Ellermeier, historical advisor to authors and publishers.  We know that our research materials don’t just fall into our laps … and the best historial details usually aren’t listed in Wikipedia. But when our local librarian overwhelms us, when the expert we’ve emailed doesn’t answer, and when browsing Pinterest leaves us …

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Opportunities for Authors: Legendary Agent Juliet Mushens is Accepting Submissions

Opportunities. Handselected Residencies, Submissions, Contests, Travel Grants etc. for Authors 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.   First things first * Legendary literary agent Juliet Mushens is open to submissions  Aah, this terrifying, glorious moment when you send …

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