Title

Stealing from The Past: A Research Assignment in Realist Fiction

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-3-2014

Publication Title

Fiction Writers' Review

Abstract

In the newest contribution to our Teaching Writing Series, Laura Valeri describes the rewards of teaching her students to utilize primary research such as oral histories, court transcripts, and testimonies as avenues for inspiring their own fiction, as well as how working with these resources can prompt productive classroom discussions on "ownership, truth in fiction, and about the ethical nuances of writing another person’s story."

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