Historical Novel Society Australasia 2021 Virtual Conference
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Parallel Narratives: Intertwining Multiple Stories in Historical Fiction with Ella Carey
22 October 2021 | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Flitting between different storylines creates intrigue and anticipation in your readers, and allows you to look at past events from multiple perspectives. But how do you braid narratives together so that they link up to reveal the broader picture? What makes a reader engage with more than one story, character and setting at one time? Join Ella Carey, international bestselling author of eight multiple storyline historical fiction novels, to discover the myriad ways you can utilise this intriguing method of storytelling in your work. There is so much more potential in connected storylines than simply discovering a hidden treasure in your grandmother’s closet…In this workshop, we will take an in-depth look at entwining story structures, explore ways of connecting characters, linking theme, language, imagery, setting, and developing multiple individual character arcs. Learn about the ways in which the parallel narrative can be used to ignite the interest of your readers, and to give them a hunger to find out what happens next.
This workshop will not be recorded.
About Ella Carey
Ella Carey is the USA Today and Amazon charts bestselling author of eight novels of historical fiction, published in the USA with Lake Union Publishing and in the UK with Hachette imprint, Bookouture. Ella’s novels have reached over one million readers and have been translated into fourteen languages. Ella has recently signed a six book deal in Germany and a nine book deal in Denmark. Ella’s latest novels are A New York Secret, and The Lost Girl of Berlin, both published with Bookouture in 2021. The Girl from Paris will publish in January, 2022. Ella has a music degree in classical piano, and an arts degree majoring in English and history and post graduate qualifications in teaching. Her novels have been shortlisted for ARRA awards. Ella also works closely with the Australian Society of Authors mentoring aspiring writers and helping them reach their writing goals. For further information: