Historical Novel Society Australasia 2021 Virtual Conference
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Danger, Mystery and Adventure: Writing Historical Fiction for Children and Young Adults with Belinda Murrell
22 October 2021 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am
How do you bring the past alive for young readers and keep them turning the pages long into the night? How do you create captivating characters that kids will love? What are the magical ingredients you need for an enthralling historical book?
In this workshop, award-winning, internationally published children’s author Belinda Murrell discusses the key ingredients for writing an historical book brimming with danger, wonder and adventure: from ideas and inspiration to creating irresistible characters, narrative structure, building tension, tackling complex moral issues, pitfalls, imaginative plots and navigating the publishing process. Belinda shares lessons learned from her writing career and dynamic writing exercises to help you write your own historical book.
This workshop will not be recorded.
About Belinda Murrell
Belinda Murrell worked as a travel writer and journalist before becoming an award-winning internationally published author of over 35 books for children. Her historical novels, including The Sequin Star, The River Charm, The Locket of Dreams, The Forgotten Pearl, The Ruby Talisman and The Ivory Rose, have received many accolades, including Honour Book KOALAS 2013, shortlisted nine times in the YABBA – Young Australian Best Book Awards, CBCA Notable books and highly commended in the PM’s Literary Awards. Her latest books include an adult non-fiction bibliomemoir, Searching for Charlotte and The Golden Tower, set in an Italian Renaissance inspired world. For further information: