HNSA 2023 Online Program
Workshop: Parallel Narratives & Page Turners with Kayte Nunn
1 July 2023 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Grabbing and holding your readers’ attention has never been more important and one means by which historical fiction can successfully do this is via a parallel narrative structure. It’s also a brilliant way to infuse your novel with page-turning mystery and suspense. International bestselling author, Kayte Nunn, who has written five novels with a parallel narrative structure, reveals techniques for writing propulsive fiction within two or more timelines, including how to set up and maintain tension, overcome pacing issues, and create multiple characters that the reader will care about. She examines ways in which to connect your timelines so that the individual stories resonate, how to avoid getting bogged down in backstory, and how to nail point of view, tone and dialogue.
This workshop includes a 15-minute break and several practical exercises.
This workshop will not be recorded.
About Kayte Nunn
Kayte Nunn was brought up in the UK and the US, and is a former book and magazine editor. Kayte writes contemporary, historical and crime fiction, and is the author of seven novels, including the international bestselling The Botanist’s Daughter, which was the winner of the 2020 Winston Graham Historical Fiction Prize. Her most recent title, The Only Child, looks at the treatment of girls and women sent to mother and baby homes in the 1950s, and is published in Australia, USA, and the UK. Her books have been translated into 12 languages.