Monday, June 6, 2011
Fact or Fiction
After deciding to write Mary's story, I created a timeline of her life, incorporating the births and deaths of all the extended family members during her life span. I then added the dates and locations of major events that she would have been impacted by. This list became the backbone of the novel. I created another list of Mary's life events that we had family stories about. I started with those and wrote down what I had heard from my dad and cousins. Those parts are facts. I then pondered about what other events would have been important in Mary's life. I researched books and interviewed people to discover what would have happened and wrote about it. Those parts are fiction. Can you guess which parts are which?