Oh, history. You have so many alluring details. There are soiled petticoats, angry letters, dramatic turns of phrase. And if you’re anything like me, you have a whole boatload of must-include details in every historical piece you write. Except there’s that whole word count thing. And that whole you have to write something people will actually want to read thing. Right. Something must be left out.
I tend to subscribe to the Iceberg Theory of detail in both non-fiction and fiction. (This description is altogether too long and ridiculous, but long story short is that you want your work >>>Read more<<<