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November 2 & 3, 2018 – Historical Fiction Fall Event with America Best Selling Author Robert Hicks, author of “Widow of the South” and “Orphan Mother” – Register Today!
March Social 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Black Labrador, 4100 Montrose, Houston, TX 77006
Guest Speaker: Apple Gidley
Location: Black Labrador, 4100 Montrose, Houston, TX 77006
A Touch of Spice with Six Honest Serving Men
Research / ReSearch
Rudyard Kipling’s poem is the very essence of research - the What, Why, When, How, Where and Who - for any kind of writing, particularly historical fiction. It is the writer’s responsibility to research the facts then drop them into a story in an engaging manner that does not hector the reader. Finding those facts, then cross-checking them, can be a labyrinthian task.
Gidley will discuss her research into the Caribbean of the 1800s, how that information was massaged into a story, and how research can in fact change the trajectory of a story. She will encourage, through a short writing exercise, the use of ‘spice’ in writing - advice given by her first publisher.
Apple Gidley is the published author of two books, many articles, and writes a regular blog, A Broad View on whatever takes her fancy.