How Facts Shape Fiction

Today, I’m a guest on Lia Davis’s Magically Seductive Romance blog talking about How Facts Shape Our Fiction.

Here’s an excerpt:

Do Facts Shape Fiction?

Why do the details matter, in any genre, not just historical fiction?


As readers, we engage in suspended disbelief. We agree to go along with the writers, trusting they will take us somewhere with these characters who we want to know better and resolve a conflict or answer the great question of “what if?”

If you would like to find out more about How Facts Shape Our Fiction, you can read the rest of the article on Lia Davis’s Blog – Magically Seductive Romance here.

And, a brief update –

8 days left until Nelson and Cora – The Beginning launches. Launch date – 4/14/2012!

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The young man or woman writing today has forgotten the problems of the human heart in conflict with itself which alone can make good writing because only that is worth writing about, worth the agony and the sweat. ------ William Faulkner, Nobel Prize Speech, Stockholm, 1950
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One Response to How Facts Shape Fiction

  1. DM Yates says:

    Interesting. I do believe that facts shape fiction.

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