Posts Tagged ‘Western Fiction’


America’s Love Affair with Western Fiction Began with James Fenimore Cooper

Western Fiction Impacted America as early as 1813 Westerns have been with us (Americans) since at least 1813 with the release of Daniel Bryan’s The Mountain Muse, and in James Paulding’s The Backwoodsman in 1818. But, the man who would impact American culture more than any man for generations was James Fenimore Cooper, who began […]

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The Western Character in Westerns

Writers of western fiction vary in their treatment of characters, especially the lead characters and the villans. Zane Grey, for example, always portrayed the hero as this solitary figure, typically with a past, taciturn to a fault, and possessed of sterling character when it comes to women, particularly the heroine that he is destined to rescue or protect.

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For the Writers: Describing the Western Fiction Character

The character in a western fiction novel may not have to conform to any particular description of his or her features, but if you want to lend credibility to your character, you’ll put some description that conforms to the period as well as to the culture, and to the kind of work done by the character.

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Historical Romance Novels

Romance novels are a genre that has deluged the nation in the past few years. Millions of novels are sold each year, all revolving around a romantic theme.

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