Historical fiction is a story that set in a time and place in the past. Jessica Dukes says a good rule of thumb for how far back in time you have to go for your story to be considered Historical Fiction is 50 years.
Melinda Brack is a writer, and author of the new collection of coming of age short stories Don’t Go Near the Water.
A Jill of all trades, Melinda has spent her life skipping from industry-to-industry and job-to-job. She lost count of the number of jobs she’d had at around sixty. In 2020 she decided to revisit writing and started writing shorts stories about coming of age in the Australian bush during the 1970s.
Melinda has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Professional Writing from Deakin University.
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“If history was taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.”
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