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How to write historical non-fiction and military fiction

Interview with William “Bill” Alan Webb

51eJIdYR5bL._UY250_With his eight dogs, wonderful wife and thousands of books, Bill spends his years writing and researching military stories, history, science fiction and fantasy just outside Memphis.
Bill has been writing for nine years on his historical non-fiction book on Vienna in the second world war. I am impressed! And while this is by far not the only thing Bill does, I was inspired by this niche, his research techniques and his passion for the theme. Although writing about military non-fiction and fiction is not the only thing Bill does, I did think this is hell of an interesting topic!

A great interview for book lovers and history buffs alike!


Key Takeaways on how to write historical non fiction and military fiction

One of the first things William wants to share is that research is key. Research is the foundation of your book and can make or break your story. Choosing the fast way and not putting any research into your book might backlash, resulting in a niche that is outraged by the lack of research and your readers never wanting to pick up your book again.

Honestly? Yes it can be very hard to actually sit down and start doing the research needed. Mostly you will find a lot of the information you are looking for online. When you are writing historical of for instance science books, the niche is very hard on authors that get it wrong. Listen to the podcast for more tips and tricks!




PS: Big shoutout to the wonderful work Bill, his wife and their dogs are doing. Two of them are therapeutic dogs and two of them are search and rescue dogs. What would mankind do without these wonderful animals!

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2 thoughts on “How to write historical non-fiction and military fiction

    1. Lieze Neven

      Yes, I loved talking to Bill a Lot! I’m way too lazy to research as well haha. Even when I studied history all I wanted to do was write my report in stead of reading up on it. It’s one of my biggest flaws I guess!

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