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The Time Traveler’s Guide examines the writing of time travel stories and historical fiction. Books always transport us to other places, especially stories involving time travel or those set in different historical eras. The book examines the definition of time travel and historical fiction, the creation of time machines, methods and devices, selecting historical eras and The Time Traveler’s Guide examines the writing of time travel stories and historical fiction. Books always transport us to other places, especially stories involving time travel or those set in different historical eras. The book examines the definition of time travel and historical fiction, the creation of time machines, methods and devices, selecting historical eras and settings, and creating characters and crafting dialogue. The book also explores common issues with time travel stories, and the importance of research, plausibility, description, and plot, along with writing about time travel into the future, alternate history, and parallel universes. The Time Traveler’s Guide is an excellent resource for those writing time travel or historical fiction stories for both children and adults. "This is a unique book, overall, and I recommend it to writers and those interested in methods of time travel in general.” "The Time Traveler’s Guide is a great resource for any writer wanting to improve their craft.”


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The Time Traveler’s Guide examines the writing of time travel stories and historical fiction. Books always transport us to other places, especially stories involving time travel or those set in different historical eras. The book examines the definition of time travel and historical fiction, the creation of time machines, methods and devices, selecting historical eras and The Time Traveler’s Guide examines the writing of time travel stories and historical fiction. Books always transport us to other places, especially stories involving time travel or those set in different historical eras. The book examines the definition of time travel and historical fiction, the creation of time machines, methods and devices, selecting historical eras and settings, and creating characters and crafting dialogue. The book also explores common issues with time travel stories, and the importance of research, plausibility, description, and plot, along with writing about time travel into the future, alternate history, and parallel universes. The Time Traveler’s Guide is an excellent resource for those writing time travel or historical fiction stories for both children and adults. "This is a unique book, overall, and I recommend it to writers and those interested in methods of time travel in general.” "The Time Traveler’s Guide is a great resource for any writer wanting to improve their craft.”

30 review for The Time Traveler's Guide: Writing time travel stories and historical fiction

  1. 4 out of 5

    Peter Bradley

    Please give my Amazon review a helpful vote - https://www.amazon.com/gp/review/R3DW... I expected more depth on the process of writing a story in the time-travel subgenre. Instead, this book was a kind of short beginner's guide to the idea of using different historical periods as a setting for stories. The author, for example, spends a lot of time giving a shallow survey of what might make a particular period unique, while recommending that the novice writer make sure to research the period in qu Please give my Amazon review a helpful vote - https://www.amazon.com/gp/review/R3DW... I expected more depth on the process of writing a story in the time-travel subgenre. Instead, this book was a kind of short beginner's guide to the idea of using different historical periods as a setting for stories. The author, for example, spends a lot of time giving a shallow survey of what might make a particular period unique, while recommending that the novice writer make sure to research the period in question. This is good advice, obviously, but this slim book can't really be an effective survey of 2,000 years of history and the survey portion seemed misguided. The discussion of time-travel as its own unique genre seemed to scratch the service with references to well-known time-travel story and examples drawn from the author's stories. My chief complaint is that I didn't feel like I was getting any real insight into the nuances of time travel fiction, such as the various kinds of science fiction stories, the problems, what problems arise in writing such stories, or where the inspiration for such stories can be found.

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    Pamela Perry

    You have to be a Time Traveler to be a Time Travel writer. Simon Rose is both.

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