Everyone, please welcome Andrew Joyce, historical fiction author. Today we chat about bathroom breaks, Gandhi, women’s undergarments, and much more. Come join us for a most entertaining discussion!
Reality in my fiction: how important is it? Lengthy travel, cussing, and bathroom breaks happen in real life. How do you address these mundane occurrences in your writings?
I mostly write Historical Fiction, and it takes a lot of research to get things right. If I don’t do my research, I can count on at least one of my readers bringing it to my attention. Everything must be historically correct, from any languages I use to the descriptions of the way people dressed, spoke, and lived. I must know about the era; the nomenclature . . . everything about that time period. I spend as much time on research as I do writing my stories. Sometimes more. My latest book…
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