Posted on 10/20/2021 at 10:23 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
History is packed with compelling figures whose stories beg to be told – or imagined.
Author Patti Callahan Henry has found such people in C.S. Lewis, Florence Nightingale, and others whose names are much less familiar.
She knows, as do other historical-fiction writers, that readers wonder what’s real and what is imagined in standout examples of the genre.
So how do you inspire that question in a reader?
Callahan uses an anatomical analogy to describe her process for breathing life into historical figures in a post for Writer’s Digest.
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