Fact… Possibility… Imagination

Roy Clark says there are two rules of non-fiction. ‘Do not add. Do not deceive.’ ‘Never put something into your story that hasn’t checked out.’[1]   I struggle with this in crimes of extravagant fear Like the attack on Jacques M, by his neighbour Joseph A, who thought him a witch I think. Let’s begin … Continue reading Fact… Possibility… Imagination

Flash Histories Symposium 5th July

Tickets are now live here for the symposium on 'Flash histories', which will bring together creative writers, historians, publishers and heritage professionals. Themes for discussion include:  Brevity: its uses and pleasures Imagination, play and the real in creative histories Archives and historical sources in fiction-making Social media, publishing and disseminating history Public history and the … Continue reading Flash Histories Symposium 5th July