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Four Great Ways to Incorporate Writing into a Busy Schedule

By Anna Wahler If you’re not lucky enough to have writing as a full-time job, or as a practice you can devote all your time and energy to, it probably goes without saying that the world is conspiring against us. Read more…


The Real-Life Inspiration Behind the Characters of Cynamon

By Anna Wahler Recently I updated my personal page to include all three of my historical fiction manuscripts taking place in WWII Poland and England. Check out the details here for more about each story! A little while ago I Read more…


Five Real-Life Criminals to Inspire Your Next Character

By Amanda Mae Downey That’s right. Today I’m back at it again with the third installment of my Five Real-Life People series. I’ve covered Pirates and Princesses, but today we’re going to talk about the biggest assholes we know–the people Read more…


How to Fill out an Exceptional Character Profile for Historical Fiction

By Anna Wahler A few weeks ago I made a post about how to get a little more in depth with character profiles. If you’re still on a roll with boosting your characters’ potential, then keep reading. If you haven’t Read more…


Four Tips for Making the Most out of Character Profiles

by Anna Wahler For many writers, it’s not the settings or plots that make writing captivating, but the chance to create fascinating and diverse characters that live lives we could only dream of. But when it comes time to create Read more…


Three Badasses from Polish Military History that Deserve More Press

by Anna Wahler Quick–what do Copernicus and Chopin have in common? They were both born in Poland! A lot of Poles find it a shame these figures aren’t better known in the rest of the world. The good news is Read more…


Four ways in which the Soviets were the First to Explore Space

by Anna Wahler   Russia has a complicated history, to say the least. Decades of propaganda from both inside Russia and abroad have made it a dicey task to evaluate Russian and Soviet actions throughout history. But ask any Russian, Read more…


Five Creative ways to Make Progress During Writer’s Block

Writer's block

By Anna Wahler Maybe the following scenario sounds familiar. You’ve reached a standstill with your current manuscript and nothing seems to alleviate your writer’s block. You’re staring at a blinking cursor, knowing that your goals aren’t being met, and your Read more…


Five Ways to put a Creative New Twist on an Old Story

By Anna Wahler So you’ve found an amazing time period and setting for your next project. But what if lots of other writers have found that topic just as engaging as you do? While writing about a popular time and Read more…


How Taking a Break can Improve your Writing

by Anna Wahler At the moment, I’m taking a break from my current manuscript and working on a side project. It’s completely different from my long-term writing in a number of aspects. In the past I’ve had mixed feelings about Read more…