By Niki Turner
Everyone has a favorite fictional time period (or a few) to read about, whether it's medieval England or America's wild west. The Inkies have covered multiple time periods in the last eight years.
In the last few years I've noticed a move in fiction toward exploring new eras, ones which haven't been the subject of as much romanticization in fiction... World War I and World War II, the Great Depression, and so forth.
I'm at work on my next Christmas novella. The setting lends itself toward a western-themed romance, but I'm leaning toward something later...
As I write this post, my husband and I are watching the first episode of a television series about Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald, and we've just had a conversation about which war they're talking about. At my "other job" every week I peruse our local newspaper from 100 years ago, so I'm entrenched in the early years of WWI and dreading next year's Spanish Flu epidemic. These were eras I never would have considered writing about a decade or so ago, but now it feels like everything is an option.
So what's your favorite time period? Why?
What time period would you like to experience in fiction?
Niki Turner is an author, newspaper publisher and editor. You can find her at www.nikiturner.net or visit her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/nikiturnerauthor/. All her books are available on Amazon at amzn.to/2hWOsLV