CFA Writing Workshop: Historical Fiction with Whitney Scharer
Now in its 28th year, the Concord Festival of Authors goes LIVE online to celebrate the the written and spoken word with a global audience.
Be Well Be Here presents the CFA Writing Workshop (online): Turning Fact into Fiction
Historical novels based on real people or real events abound, but incorporating historical events and figures into a narrative can be complicated and confusing. Writers wonder: how much research do I have to do? How can I successfully write about a place and time that feels utterly different from my own life? What are the rules for fictionalizing the life of a real person? The truth is that there’s no one right way to write fiction about the past, but there are tools and guidelines you can use to be comfortable with your choices. In this interactive talk, we’ll discuss the purpose of historical fiction, take a look at some examples of successful projects, discuss research techniques, and more.
Whitney Scharer, author of The Age of Light, will host the workshop.