Fictionalizing Real People

Conference Workshop

When a fictional character is 'based on' a real person, how much liberty can you take?  How do you tackle the formidable task of converting a real person who lived and breathed into a character who lives and breathes but in the different medium of the printed page?  What are the no-nos?  And are the rules different for historical characters (and therefore public figures) than they are for your neighbor's ex-husband?" Explore these questions with renowned historical author Margaret George, who faces them with in every book she writes.