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Approaches to Researching Fiction

Lecture no. 23 from the course: Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques

Approaches to Researching Fiction

Taught by Professor James Hynes | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

“Write what you know” is a common dictum, but what happens when you run up against the limits of your knowledge? What if you want to write a story about something other than your own life? What real-life details do you have an obligation to get right? Find out how fiction writers approach the unknown.


October 19, 2016