I’ve resisted imaginative leaps just as I resisted making anything up when I was writing my thesis. Except, I remind myself, you’re allowed to make stuff up in fiction. That’s the whole point.
Thanks so much to colleague Gail Anderson-Dargatz for giving me the chance to think a bit about my anxieties as I try my hand at writing historical fiction! You can read the whole post by clicking here. And if you have any good suggestions about wrestling with these particular demons (or great WWII-era historical fiction to recommend), please leave a note in the comments section below.