Historical Novel Society Australasia 2021 Virtual Conference
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Writing Historical Romance: It’s Not Just About Frocks with Pamela Hart
22 October 2021 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am
This 2-hour workshop will look at the differences between types of historical romances, in terms of reader expectations, research requirements and writing approaches. It will consider:
- What makes an historical love story a romance?
- When is it a romance and when an historical novel with romantic elements?
- What expectations do readers bring to specific sub-genres of historical romance (eg Regencies vs Tudor vs pre-historical)?
- What effect does this have on how you research and write your story?
There will be time for participants to ask questions, either generally or about their WIP. Historical romance isn’t just about the frocks (although you should definitely have frocks!).
This workshop will not be recorded.
About Pamela Hart
Pamela Hart is an award-winning, best-selling author of more than 40 books. She writes acclaimed historical novels; The Charleston Scandal is her most recent historical story, set in 1920s London, and she has a Regency romance coming out with Escape in November. She also writes the Poppy McGowan mystery series, starting with Digging Up Dirt.
As Pamela Freeman, she is well-known as a beloved children’s author and fantasy writer. Her most recent children’s book is a non-fiction picture book, Dry to Dry: The Seasons of Kakadu. Her adult fantasy series, The Castings Trilogy, ended with the award-winning Ember and Ash. To be kept up to date about Pamela’s next story, you can subscribe to her newsletter here; you even get a free novella! For further information: