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March 7, 2016
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merryfae
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Hi, an author of historical fiction. I like to do in depth research, even if I dont use all of it. I am a firm believer in that even fiction must be credible and there is only so far your poetic licence can stretch before you are doing an injustice to the past and the people who dwelt there. They are all of our ancestors after all and even fictional characters represent the ‘real’ people that lived in other times in some way. We owe them the honour of doing historical justice.

March 8, 2016
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Welcome to our Boleyn family home, come on in, sit, down, put your feet up and enjoy the wild ride.
We are a mixed bunch of Scallywags who enjoy a good debate and sharing the odd laugh or 2 along the way.
Jump right in with any questions or opinions you may have there is always someone around to answer them.
I look forward to reading your posts.

I agree with you 100% I am more a budding writer of historical fiction, and have been writing about Mary QoS for a little over 2 years now, it’s hard going and at times the research can be very taxing on the old noggin, and this is where a lot of budding authors fall flat. They tend to lose themselves in the facts of what and who they are writing about, and I confess I have been guilty of that myself and completely lost my way more than once, got bogged down in facts and completely lost the plot. Facts are certainly important, but your storyline should work in with them and not be the intergral part.
Poetic licence is good and the rules of it are there to be bent to it’s limits, and 2 or 3 authors do that frequently. But for some reason their books continue to sell like hot cakes. It also means that we as members we have the chance to point out and in my case make little jokes to why their poetic licence has gone somewhat awry.
All you need to be a writer, is a good imagination and determination and confidence in yourself to do it.

Semper Fidelis, quod sum quod

March 8, 2016
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Bonjour et bienvenue.

I’m not a writer at all. I have the imagination and am capable of finding facts…but I’m sure everything I write ends up as a self-insert fic with huge amounts of Mary-Sueisms..

Mary-Sues and putting Tony Stark in an MRI are my two biggest annoyances with fanfiction..

It's always bunnies.

March 8, 2016
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Anyanka said

Bonjour et bienvenue.

I’m not a writer at all. I have the imagination and am capable of finding facts…but I’m sure everything I write ends up as a self-insert fic with huge amounts of Mary-Sueisms..

Mary-Sues and putting Tony Stark in an MRI are my two biggest annoyances with fanfiction..

Given how your mind works though Anyanka I reckon you could write a very good story.

Semper Fidelis, quod sum quod

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