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Writing Fiction Using Real Characters

  • The Tea House Theatre Cafe 139 Vauxhall Walk London, England, SE11 5HL United Kingdom (map)

Guest writer: Jill Dawson

Writing fiction inspired by a real person or people is an exciting challenge for the writer but fraught with obstacles. Jill Dawson is an award winning novelist who’s especially skilled at incorporating real people in her fiction, the most recent being The Crime Writer about the author Patricia Highsmith. Others include Fred and Edie about the hanged murderess Edith Thompson, and The Great Lover, about the poet Rupert Brooke. You should come away from this evening with a bundle of new approaches to creating characters based on real people.


Earlier Event: September 11
Imagining And Developing Characters
Later Event: November 6
Short or Long? Form in Fiction