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Turning Life Experiences into Fiction April 13

Velda Brotherton

Registration is now open for the April 13 workshop offered by local novelist Velda Brotherton at the Fayetteville Public Library in the Ann Henry Board Room from 2 to 4 p.m.

Called “Turning Life Experiences into Exciting Fiction,” the workshop draws from Brotherton’s 20-year career in the four-county Boston Mountain area interviewing residents, taking photographs, and writing stories for small rural newspapers. She has published a non-fiction book, The Boston Mountains: Lost In the Ozarks, based on those experiences. Since then, she has used those experiences to create fiction.

The workshop is designed to answer questions about how Brotherton, author of more than two dozen published books—mostly novels— incorporates truth with fiction.

Some questions to be addressed will include how far writers can go in copying real life, whether someone can sue the writer, and the extent to which a writer can make use of real people, locations, and events.

Class size is limited, so register now. 

Books by Velda Brotherton are available in print and digital editions at Amazon.

Maeve Maddox writes about popular culture, English usage, and education. Her most recent books are WORD RAGE, a guide to peaceful coexistence as American English-speakers, and THE FABERGE FLUTE, a cozy mystery set in 1980s London.

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