I’ve recently finished the first draft of my second novel, “Under the Bed”. It’s set in New York in both 1969 and 1952. Time and place are integral to the story; the commonality between the two eras is anti-communism in the USA. click here to read more…
Time and Place: 1950’s USA
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2 thoughts on “Time and Place: 1950’s USA”
Ambitious, even for a well-documented era of history. Hats off.
I enjoy historical fiction, though I’m not as thorough a researcher as one would have to be to write about a time period where those who lived through the age, and are likely to read the book, would catch every stumble.
I write about my times and spaces (of which there have been innumerable places), those in my family’s past and future.
Thanks for asking and sharing your work.
Hi Sandra – Thanks so much for the comment – very encouraging – though it also made me nervous. In my writing group we always joke about -‘oh my fact checker will do that’ but of course, that is not yet the case. So I do have to be careful. I think as I move forward I’d like to be even more in depth in details than I am , but don’t for that exact reason. That said one has to give atmosphere and make it believably of it’s time.
I can certainly see the appeal of not doing research and relying on your own and your family’s experiences – I love your phrase ‘and future’. Now you have really caught my attention!