7 Lessons for Writers from Dorothy Dunnett’s The Game of Kings

How to take your reader on an emotional journey they won’t forget

Chess King fallen over
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I just finished re-reading The Game of Kings, the first in The Lymond Chronicles, a series of historical novels about, loosely speaking, the adventures of an extraordinary young Scottish nobleman, Francis Crawford of Lymond, in 16th-century Europe. I…

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