With so much information to present, a sagging middle is a frequent problem in historical fiction. What can you do to keep the middle compelling?
Crystal King is a novelist, editor, professor, social media professional, and critical and creative thinker. Her debut novel, Feast of Sorrow, is about Marcus Gavius Apicius, the man whose name is on the world’s oldest known cookbook. It was published by Touchstone Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. She is writing her second novel, The Secret Chef, about a famous Italian Renaissance chef, Bartolomeo Scappi, who was the cuoco segreto (private cook) to several Popes. She has taught writing, creativity and social media at UMass Boston, Boston University, Mass College of Art, and Harvard Extension School.