Posted on 12/22/2021 at 09:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Even if — or especially if — we didn’t live through them, world-changing historical events certainly capture our attention.
And they can be wonderful fodder for fiction, too.
Author Anna Stuart recently made the transition from what she describes as nook-and-cranny historical stories — for instance, the struggle of the Berlin Zoo during World War II — to the very well-known one of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
But in order to write a novel and not a history text about it, she needed to make certain deliberate stylistic decisions.
Stuart shared five tips that helped her write about a big historic event in a way that was a story, not history, at Writer’s Digest.
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