Friday, September 05, 2008

Speculative Historical Fiction

Speculative historical fiction is a great venue in which writers can ask: "What if?"

Choose a time in history or a historical figure and write a scene asking what if things were different. It can be a lesser known person or a well-known and popular person. The fun is creating a new set of circumstances set in motion by changing one or many things.

A great example of this is found in the popular movie The Mummy. The High Priest Imhotep was a real person. Look at the fun the writers had with that one.

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