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Old 11-07-2010, 06:25 AM   #2
millicent
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millicent doesn't littermillicent doesn't littermillicent doesn't litter
 
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My preference is that the author should always use the facts as they are known, even if it makes for difficulties in plotting. That shows the proper respect for the historical facts. After that it is down to the writer's interpretation; the best that an author can do is to present a plausible version that fits the known facts. All readers understand that when a writers creates dialogue in an historical novel then of course they are "making it up" but that shouldn't detract from the enjoyment for the reader.
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