Whether you're a writer or an editor, working historical material into a novel or nonfiction piece can be a real challenge. Weaving through the tales of Texas Ranch Women, Carmen will explain her techniques of hewing to historical accuracy in facts and continuity. Although this is a nonfiction book, she will draw on this material to show how she maneuvers facts into fiction, avoiding the trap of “too much history.” Also, she will point out what she looks for in stories and research and how she delivers them to make history come alive.
About the Author
Carmen Goldthwaite, former syndicated investigative reporter and award-winning short story writer, is the author of Texas Ranch Women: Three Centuries of Mettle and Moxie and Texas Dames: Sassy and Savvy Women throughout Lone Star History, now in its ninth printing. She’s a popular speaker about the Texas women in her books as well as sundry writing topics for conferences and symposiums.
Goldthwaite also teaches creative writing at SMU, serves as director and vice president of Archives of Women of the Southwest at SMU’s DeGolyer Library and as Writer-in-Residence at her alma mater, TCU, for the Schieffer School of Texas Community Newspapers program.
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