It’s April again and that means it’s time for the A to Z challenge and this year, my theme for the A to Z Challenge is characters and narrators.
If I had a nickel for every time Napoléon, Josephine, Queen Elizabeth, and King Henry VIII showed up in novels, I’d have a shit-ton of nickels.
But how do you even write them?
This, my friend, is where you need to do more than stretch your fingers over a Google searchbar. There are people who love – absolutely love – the historical character you’ve got flitting about in the background (or forefront) of your scene. Doing proper research (in other words, reading several articles and full length books) will do justice to the (in)famous characters of the past and gain you some street cred among your current (as well as future) readers.