Jean Zimmerman http://wdiy.org en Fact Behind The Fiction: 5 Great Historicals For Summer http://wdiy.org/post/fact-behind-fiction-5-great-historicals-summer <em>So was that real?</em><p>I hear variations on this theme all the time from readers. Titrating fact and fantasy can give a story a mysterious energy. Writers fetch up those details that sate the senses, allowing us to touch and taste, hear and feel how things were once upon a time. A woman steps out in Gilded Age New York City. Would she wear muslin or silk, petticoats or a hoop of whale baleen? Short kid gloves or long satin ones? How deep is her decolletage? Thu, 25 Jul 2013 11:03:00 +0000 Jean Zimmerman & Jean Zimmerman 24119 at http://wdiy.org Fact Behind The Fiction: 5 Great Historicals For Summer