“My God, how does one write a Biography?” Virginia Woolf’s daunting question haunts biographers, especially those who write about writers. How do biographers uncover the nature and character of their subjects? What techniques and approaches do they use to move beyond the obvious? Biographer Pamela Smith Hill answers these questions and more. Her practical tips will arm you with ideas to help you research fiction or nonfiction and write more confidently.
Pamela Smith Hill is the author of the award-winning biography Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer’s Life. She has written three young adult novels and is currently working on a new Wilder book, scheduled for publication in 2013. She has won an Oregon Book Award, an Indie Excellence Award, and a Willa Award from Women Writing the West. She has taught professional and creative writing classes at universities in Colorado, Washington, and Oregon.