Why I use Historical Events in my Novels.

To move forward with our life, we need to learn from the past.

Sharlene Almond

Those that do not understand history are doomed to repeat it. History is imperative to remember. If we look back at history, we see patterns begin to form. If we don’t look at our history, we won’t fully understand our present or future.

I use history in my novels in two ways. Firstly, I use actual historical events that link to the present day events. Second, I use the character’s history to enable the reader to understand how the character ended up at the point they are at. Discussed in the first article in the series ‘Why I use flashbacks in my novels’. 

InInitiated to Kill, history reveals a Freemason conspiracy linked to one of the most infamous serial killers in history – Jack the Ripper. The historical aspect explores the background of the possible identity ofJack the Ripper, and his audacious crimes. Delving into why the Freemasons…

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Sharlene Almond is the author of the genre-bending Annabella Cordova series, and a New Zealand travel book Journey in little Paradise. She has written a range of health, writing and body language articles; contributing as a guest writer on other blogs. Over the last ten years, Sharlene has attained qualifications in Body Language, Criminology, Journalism, Editing, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Pet Care, and Animal Behaviour. While setting up an online nutritional business, she is studying to specialize in Medicinal Cannabis and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Sharlene is also currently editing her second Annabella Cordova novel, with two others in the works. To support her online business, Sharlene sends out a trimonthly newsletter covering health, body language, writing, and even articles centered on health topics for your pet.

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