Category Archives: historical fiction

THE PARADE OF STORYTELLERS THROUGH THE AGES HAS BUT ONE GRAND MARSHALL – IMAGINATION.

by Raji Singh      ‘Of course it never ever happened.  But wouldn’t it be fun if it did.’ What better premise for writing fiction or composing for oral storytelling? Maybe an event that really did occur is interesting, yet deserves … Continue reading

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Have Fun With Your Fiction

by Raji Singh (archeo-apologist, Fiction House Publishing) Have fun with your fiction.  Just keep inventing and making it up.  Don’t be afraid you’ll ever run dry of of story material.  As our mentor for the writers at Pen In Hand, … Continue reading

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Concerto Petite for Miss Shelva

By Raji Singh Writers should strive to utilize a character’s chains of emotions to broaden, complicate, or redirect his or her story.  This change of emotion always must be valid and believable.  It is the writer’s charge to do it … Continue reading

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Crossing Deep River: Finishing a Novel

By Catherine Hedge One of the most wonderful things about starting a novel is that eventually you get to the place where you are finishing it!  I am just pages away from finishing my third manuscript, Crossing Deep River.  It … Continue reading

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(repost) No. 18: THE WHIMSICAL SHORT STORY BLOG SITE.

(repost) by Raji Singh It’s been four months since I started this blog site.  The response to my whimsical, once-a-week short stories has been wonderful.  Thanks so much for letting me entertain you. It’s fun to imagine and create a … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Charlene Newcomb:
“The first draft is nothing but your ingredients. Once you have them in front of you–a beginning, a middle, an end, and all your characters–then and only then can you write your novel.”–Tiffany Reisz. I…

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YOUR ‘VOICE’ IN WRITING

By Raji Singh (editor, archivist, archeo-apologist, Fiction House Publishing)   Psychologists will tell you “ignore those eerie, Halloween-ish voices that try to creep through your ears and into your brain.”  A writing instructor will tell you “listen for the written … Continue reading

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LEATHER, WHIPS, AND GUN-RUNNING ON THE RANGE – WHERE THE ARMS ARE BOUND

by Raji Singh As I archive the mid 19th and early 20th century Fiction House Publishing, I am finding bits and pieces of rough drafts and published works.  Some of the roughs were gnarred-on by carrier pigeons that delivered them … Continue reading

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Writing Technique: ARCHIVING THE FICTION HOUSE PUBLISHING COMPANY

By Raji Singh Technique and style observations about Fiction’s chief writer, William ‘Golden Boy’ Golden: Influenced by Sophocles and Shakespeare, Golden often anthropomorphized characters.  Two of his favorites were the sun, a distinctively British bloke, and his ‘lie-dy’, the moon.  … Continue reading

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Research: a burden, or a writer’s best friend?

By Donna Gillespie Whenever I complain over the fact I seem to need at least ten or twelve years per book, I nearly always hear these words of comfort — “But of course. You have to do all that research.” … Continue reading

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