If you are interested in historical fiction writing, I will be leading a session at the 2016 Pamlico Writers Conference that shares my own experience with that very topic.
The title of my presentation will be Penning the Past: Merging history with fiction.
Here is a description:
Rudyard Kipling once said, “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Indeed, fiction is a powerful medium. By picking up the pen to write about the past, we not only are capable of inspiring our readers to develop a love of history, but by the power of our stories, we might even shape (or reshape) their views about historical events and figures, and bring to light stories that have never before been told.
In this session, Sara Whitford, who’s achieved top ten bestseller status in Amazon’s Young Adult Historical Fiction category with her debut novel, The Smuggler’s Gambit, and reached #1 in Historical Caribbean and Latin American Fiction with its sequel, Captured in the Caribbean, will share her techniques for responsibly writing about colonial North Carolina. She will also offer advice on merging historical events with fictional characters, or writing a story based on historical characters and events in any era. As a bonus, she’ll provide a list with some of her favorite resources for research.
Stay tuned for more details.