It’s no secret that many authors write about what they know. Real life experiences make for fantastic stories in fiction. But how do you know what real life experiences to include and which to keep private in your novel? How do you add color and creativity to true stories while keeping the story authentic and relatable?
In this class, we’ll discuss how to weave true stories into your novel without setting your relationships on fire. We’ll look at examples from recent releases (including my own) and share feedback on our own ideas with one another.
Johanna is a big fan of words—speaking them, reading them, and (especially) writing them. As a novelist, she's passionate about stories that highlight the complexity and beauty of diverse families. But nothing brings her more joy than her role at home as wife and stay-at-home mom. She lives and writes in Nashville, TN where the coffee is good and the people are even better. Her debut novel, An American Immigrant, was published on August 15, 2023 and is available anywhere books are sold.
Johanna is new to The Porch. Welcome!