Saturday, May 28, 2011

What to Read and What to Write

Ideas for writing non-fiction pieces may be triggered by the " what is happening now" events or the "remember when" events.

The Daily Beast suggests these Longform Stories

Their editors select new pieces each week.

Whenever I read a book cited as historical fiction I wonder about the veracity of the purported facts. If I'm familiar with the subject I want the facts to be accurate and I can't abide facts that seem to time travel to suit the plot.

From The Morning News Caught Telling Fiction

"The gap between literary and historical fiction is mostly a marketing ploy—at least until a novelist meets a survivor of her story’s plot. JESSICA FRANCIS KANE argues for the truth of novels."

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