An Illusion of Virtue

Fiction can be more society shaping than fact, particularly where historical figures are involved. Ask anyone on the street their impression of Henry VIII, and most impressions will come not from historical documentation but popular fictionalized representations of a larger than life tyrant. Perhaps the most accessible contributor to Henry’s maligned reputation comes from The …

Femnista May / June 2016

Read online or Download. Inside this issue: The Help, Scandalous Queens (Marriages Above Stations), Roman Holiday, Zootopia, Pocahontas, Doctor Thorne, North & South, Angel & the Badman, Prince William and Kate Middleton, Judgment Day. WANTED: Writers for our next issue, featuring William Shakespeare! Click here for more info on upcoming issues.

Altering the Truth

There is storytelling and there is revision. The former means entwining actual events with fictional characters, and the latter includes rearranging fictional facts to suit your agenda. As a writer, I’m caught between admiration for those who do it well and horror for those who change things too much. I’m also uncertain whether or not it …