7 Responses to “FACTUAL FICTION”

  1. 1 Jerry L. Wheeler October 9, 2012 at 8:31 AM

    Interesting account of how this was written, Dale – I can’t wait to read it!!


  2. 2 Anita Bradshaw October 9, 2012 at 8:39 AM

    Thanks for this look into your process, Dale. I really enjoy historical fiction and enjoyed your reflections on what it was like for you to be fictionalizing the lives of Wyatt and Doc. Thanks, again!


  3. 3 Erin Saluta October 9, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    That seems like it would be an exciting challenge to share a fictional story of a factual time in history. Thanks for sharing your insight into the process and the challenges.


  4. 4 Kim October 9, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    I’ve always been fascinated by the “secret lives” of the historical figures…thanks for a new twist.


  5. 5 Elliott Mackle October 9, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    Thanks, Dale. This is a facinating look at the creative process, one all of us have to deal with when we borrow from history. One of the conclusions I took from grad school was that there is no agreed-upon history, only the history written or told by this or that witness or interpreter. A story that’s been on my mind lately – and I wish some brave soul would tackle it as a m/m historical – is the four year relationship between Abe Lincoln and Joshua Speed. What did they talk about in that shared bed? What did they do? We don’t know but we can wonder.


  6. 6 jfaraday October 9, 2012 at 10:20 PM

    Oh, I’m looking forward to reading this!


  7. 7 S.A. October 10, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Thanks for sharing this look into your writing process. Seems like using historical basis may have turned out to be more work than devising your own plot, yet more rewarding as a result of all the research? And it sounds like you encountered what may be some fiction among the facts in the non-fiction accounts, too… A consistent conundrum, I expect, particularly the farther back in history one goes where the records are less substantial. I’m interested to read your take on Doc and Wyatt.


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