We want to create our own story, and the stories of our ancestors, with pieces of history. Sometimes we call it our heritage. And from Charlottesville to Timbuktu to Hobby Lobby, we fight desperately over control of the pieces, the right to glorify or destroy.
Should you write your novel backwards? Are you a planner—making an outline and following it? Or are you a “pantser,” someone who just starts and has no idea how it’s going to turn out? No matter how you write, you’ve got plenty of company.
Historical mysteries are magical mysteries. They take us to a different time and place, and can give us a completely different take on real events. Here's a partial list of favorites.