Tomorrow morning I will be talking to the lovely members of the U3A at St Nicholas Church on Canvey about my novel. Well to be more precise about the blurred lines between fact and fiction and if any book can be wholly one or the other. I will look at how we define fact, truth, accuracy and what obligation to truth, we writers have, when it comes to the portrayal of real events in our works of fiction.
What do you think of movies that claim to be ‘based on a true story’ when really they can be so loosely based very little is true. What about Braveheart? Titanic? U571, Pearl Harbor…? The portrayal of the Holocaust or war in fiction?
What about writers like Phillipa Gregory? Sharon K Penman? Hilary Mantel?
Do you think fiction about real events can actually change what people believe about real event or real people? Is that okay?
The talk happens on Canvey but is not open to the public, only members of the U3A, so 50 plus although some can bring paying guests.
Since it’s an early start tomorrow and I will want to be up and going over the talk one last time in the morning, there will be no blog but I will blog about it next week… I am away with the man this weekend so the next blog will be Tuesday!
Have a great weekend everyone!
Why not buy my novel for Christmas presies? I can sign copies for £5 plus postage to wherever you are!
I should have copies left after the event tomorrow, but message me if you want one.
Or order direct from Amazon!