Writing

9 Tips for Writing a Historical Nonfiction Novel

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Aug 23, 2021 • 6 min read

Writing nonfiction about a historical event can be an enormous undertaking. In order to tell a true story in an engaging way, writers of nonfiction books often spend a large amount of time researching their subject matter and then figuring out how to convey the information in an engaging way. Whether you’re self-publishing a historical nonfiction book or writing for a major publishing house, the tips below will help give you a step-by-step approach to writing historical nonfiction.