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Writing Fiction about a Historical Figure: Pros & Cons

Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s (foreground) dramatic landing in Leyte, Philippines, on Oct. 20, 1944, during World War II. (Photo courtesy of the National Archives.)

Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s (foreground) dramatic landing in Leyte, Philippines, on Oct. 20, 1944, during World War II. (Photo courtesy of the National Archives.)

WHAT: “Writing Fiction about a Historical Figure: 6 Pros and Cons” by Cindy Fazzi

WHERE: Writing in the Modern Age

WHEN: Feb. 8, 2019

Details: Writing a novel about a historical figure is both challenging and exhilarating. Cindy Fazzi breaks down the pros and cons of writing about historical characters. Her novel, My MacArthur, is about the iconic World War II leader, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, and his relationship with a young Filipino actress in the 1930s.