None of us live in a timeless vacuum; we're all shaped and influenced by events that came before the present--whether in our personal lives or on a larger societal scale. This should be true of the characters in our fiction (of any genre) too, and is certainly true of the real people in our personal essays and memoirs. How can you use historical research to enhance your writing project--whether or not it's historically based? Add depth and interest to your creative writing projects--contemporary or historical; mainstream or genre (mystery, fantasy, sci fi, horror, romance); fictional or nonfictional--with tried and true techniques of historical novelists.
This workshop is part of the Write@Wright Series supported by the Wright Library Foundation
Sharon Short is a newspaper columnist for the Dayton Daily News, focusing on the literary life, authors and events of Dayton. She has published numerous books. Under the name Jess Montgomery, she is the author of the Kinship Historical Mysteries. Visit Jess online at www.jessmontgomeryauthor.com, on Facebook at JessMontgomeryAuthor on Instagram at JessMontgomeryAuthor, and on Twitter @JessM_Author.