How to Write Split-Time Fiction with Melanie Dobson

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One popular genre in Christian publishing right now is split-time fiction. Split-time fiction is when you tell two stories separated by time that are connected in some way, sometimes by a theme or an item. Some popular split-time books include The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck in the Christian market and Outlander by Diana Gabaldon in the secular market. 

While writing one story is hard, writing two separate but connected stories is even harder. So how do you do it? And, more importantly, how do you do it well? 

We have a special guest to help us with that question. She is an award-winning author of more than twenty novels. She is also the author of A Split in Time: How to Write Dual Timeline, Split Time, and Time-Slip Fiction (Affiliate Link).

Melanie Dobson, welcome to the Christian Publishing Show!


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6 Responses to How to Write Split-Time Fiction with Melanie Dobson

  1. Abby Martin October 27, 2020 at 7:54 am #

    This is very interesting. I had no idea that this type of fiction existed! 🙂

    • Morgan Tarpley Smith October 27, 2020 at 12:12 pm #

      It’s my absolute favorite style of fiction, Abby! You should definitely check it out, especially Melanie’s novels. They are amazing!

      And if you would like further suggestions of what to read in this genre as well as join others who love to read it too, please check out the Facebook group, A Split in Time. We would love for you to join our fun reading community!

      • Abby Martin October 27, 2020 at 5:00 pm #

        That’s wonderful, if I have any questions, I will definitely do that! 🙂

  2. Morgan Tarpley Smith October 27, 2020 at 12:10 pm #

    Thank you so much for having Melanie as your guest to talk about split time fiction and our book! We appreciate it. I really enjoy listening to this podcast. Keep up the great work!

  3. Tania October 27, 2020 at 5:21 pm #

    Brilliant. This is what I’m writing at the moment so this advice is exactly what I need. Thank you.

    • Morgan Tarpley Smith October 27, 2020 at 8:23 pm #

      That’s awesome, Tania!! We need way more split time stories!!

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