11/11 -a date that evokes powerful emotions of war and hard-fought peace. How true is your fiction? Do you concentrate on staying faithful to the facts, even if this results in a dull story, or are you creative with facts and figures, people and places? There isn’t a right way or wrong way. As ever with writing, it depends on so many factors that, in the end, it’s up to you to work out how far you can take your readers along with you on your journey.
Here’s what I said about Sarah Blake’s manipulation of history in The Postmistress.
Writing Prompt #11
a strange meeting across enemy lines; dangerous liaisons; murder in the blackout; fathers and daughters; a secret grave