This is the second in a series of videos in which I take a look back at the making of my 9-volume novel series, An American Family Portrait on the 20th Anniversary of the publishing of the first book in the series, The Puritans.
- This narrative technique is so powerful, it changed my life. I no longer teach history, I tell hero stories.
- Four scenarios describe the power of this technique:
- Scenario One: Reading about a historical event from a textbook.
- Scenario Two: Reading a first-hand account of a historical event.
- Scenario Three: Hearing a first-hand account of a historical event.
- Scenario Four: Living a historical event through a point of view character in a novel.
- Each scenario brings you that much closer to the action!
- Good historical fiction transports readers back in time allowing them to experience the past for themselves.
JACK’S NEXT VIDEO:
“The Making of The Puritans”
Jack takes a look at the book that launched a series.
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