Jessica McCann

About me

Jessica McCann, a professional freelance writer and novelist, lives with her family in Phoenix, Arizona. Her debut historical novel, All Different Kinds of Free, was awarded the Freedom in Fiction Prize and is available in trade paperback, ebook and audio.

From my website

Ensuring Our Stories are True

How do we ensure that our stories are "true" -- true to ourselves, true to our readers, true to history? All writers walk a fine line between fact and fiction, regardless of our genre. Historical fiction, creative nonfiction and memoir are three particularly tricky genres. At this month's Scottsdale Society...

Video Blog: Revising Your Novel

Photo by Kevin S. Moul Recently, I sat down with the folks at ASU's Piper Center for Creative Writing to talk about writing and revising, and the challenges and joys of writing historical fiction. Click links to view previous segments of the interview: Part 1 ~ Part 2 ~ Part...

Video Blog: Creating Authentic Voice When Writing Dialogue

Recently, I sat down with the folks at ASU's Piper Center for Creative Writing to talk about writing and revising, and the challenges and joys of writing historical fiction. Here is part 3 in a 4-part series from that interview. Question 3: How conscious are your choices regarding language and...

 
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