|Budapest View from 1935|
|Budapest View from 2010; Photo by Megan|
One of the best tools to help create a vivid image is research. As I mentioned yesterday, writing means learning. Research comes in the guise of books, documentaries, articles, past classes and primary sources. Other research that helps a story come alive is more personal in nature- how music sounds, how a cake tastes or how the sun paints the sky in a thousand shades are all little details that can turn a black and white view of history into a vivid and full color story.
What are some historical fiction books that are especially vibrant to you? What helps you feel that you are truly part of the story and living it in color?
My best to you all,