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Kate Mildenhall: Stranger than fiction

Session Info:

How do you write fiction that is based on a real event? What are your obligations? How much research should you do?

I share how I came to write “Skylarking” based on a true story that I came across when I inadvertently camped next to a grave.

Topics covered

  • Finding stories in history
  • Research tips- where to search and how to record what you find
  • Fiction vs fact- some of the challenges
  • Reading recommendations

Workshop option:

Students are guided through some great research sites and find, conceive and pitch three possible story ideas based on real events.

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