How to Write Period PiecesbyColleen Thomas©
Research is the lynch pin of writing a good period piece and it can be a lot of fun in its own right.
At the end of the day, writing a period piece is much like any other you write. The same mechanics of story building and characterization apply. The difference is the world you write in is more demanding of you. Writing to that more exacting standard is a challenge, but well worth the rewards.