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Narrative as Time Machine: Five Tools for World Building in Historical Fiction Part 1

Here's part 1 of an essay based on Presenter Tim Weed's fabulous talk at Muse 2014:

Consider the opening paragraph of Mary Renault’s classic novel, The King Must Die:

“The Citadel of Troizen, where the Palace stands, was built by giants before anyone remembers. But the Palace was built by my great-grandfather. At sunrise, if you look at it from Kalauria across the strait, the columns glow fire-red and the walls are golden. It shines bright against the dark woods on the mountainside.”

July 11, 2014 | Timothy Weed

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