Monday Sparks — Writing Prompts– What’s Your Favorite Time in History?

shipw-1505929_1280I have several favorite time periods, eras I would enjoy researching if I ever turned my attention to historical fiction.

  • Dark Ages and Medieval Europe
  • The Golden Age of Exploration — I did my research paper for my history major on Prince Henry the Navigator of Portugal.
  • Victorian era — Especially Europe, but any location during this time period in which Sherlock Holmes could plausibly appear.
  • Golden Age of Hollywood — Since I love movies from the 1930’s, ’40’s and ’50’s, I’ve already read a lot about the people working in the Hollywood studio system. A mystery set then would be fun to write.

So what’s your favorite?

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    1. Every time period has an ugly side to it, including the present. The Wilder books are interesting because they give you a different view of settling the West. If you only read fiction and watched movies, you’d think the West was entirely populated with gunslingers and their unlucky victims.

  1. I love the pioneer days too- we read the ‘Little House’ books aloud so often mom claimed she had them memorized, and we lived near some of the sites Laura mentioned. I guess my blog gives away that I’m pretty hooked on the 30s and 40s as well 🙂

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