15th March 2024 by

Venture into the Past with #CLiCCreative: A New Frontier in Historical Fiction Writing

In our latest #CLiCCreative video, we invite you to embark on a journey through time as we unveil the wonders of the CLiC Web App. This powerful tool harnesses the latest in computer-assisted analysis to delve into historical texts, uncovering patterns, frequencies, and structures that will breathe life into your stories.

A still from ‘Using CLiC as a Creative Research Tool’.

Are you an aspiring historical fiction writer looking to infuse your narratives with authenticity and depth? Look no further than CLiC —the web app that’s changing the game for historical research and storytelling.

Tune in to our latest video as we explore how CLiC Creative can revolutionize your writing process. From swiftly accessing a vast selection of historical texts to dissecting the nuances of language and dialogue, CLiC empowers writers to craft immersive narratives that transport readers to bygone eras.

But CLiC isn’t just a research tool—it’s a community.

There are a wealth of resources available, from podcast discussions with notable authors like Paterson Joseph and Essie Fox, to blog posts and downloadable handouts.

The following CLiC Creative handouts are available to download for free under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

With #CLiCCreative, you can find the support and inspiration you need to bring your historical fiction to life.


Author: Rosalind White

Rosie White is a Research Fellow in Corpus Linguistics at the Centre for Corpus Research and editor of the CLiC Fiction Blog. She is a Victorianist interested in questions of materiality, and the growing field of research on the history of emotions. Her doctoral thesis interpolated between the history of science and the history of emotions, two interdependent fields that mutually orbit around the same question: what stories emerge from the past when we cease mining it for teleological argument? She co-wrote Pre-Raphaelites in the Spirit World: The Séance Diary of William Michael Rossetti (2022) and is also RA on the ‘Finding Middlemarch' project at Royal Holloway, University of London.

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