Fact versus fiction—when you’re writing historical fiction or creative nonfiction, the line between the two can become murky! Both creative nonfiction and historical fiction deal with facts of the past, and both are written with the intent to engage the reader. But at...
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How To Fact-Check Fiction And Creative Nonfiction ∣ Writer’s Relief
A reader who is enjoying your story suddenly stops reading, looks up, and thinks—huh. That’s what happens whenever the facts don’t add up in your writing. Even if a short story or book is fiction, readers notice when the details don’t make sense. And it’s especially...
Publishers And The Problem Of Fact-Checking | Writer’s Relief
Are publishers responsible for fact-checking the content of the books they publish? Or is it the author’s responsibility? In an article on Vox, Writer’s Relief learned that CNN political commentator Sally Kohn’s book, The Opposite of Hate, has stirred up questions of...
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