Writing Bootcamp with Kelly Gardiner

Online Via Zoom

In this bootcamp we’ll focus on getting the basics right, and expanding your technique and approach to make your writing even better. In lessons, exercises and group discussions, we’ll focus on the processes of drafting and revising, and crafting the key elements of good historical fiction. How do we incorporate our precious research without overwhelming ... Read more

Research & Writing Masterclass: Making History Come to Life in Fiction with Gillian Polack

Online Via Zoom

In this two hour Research and Writing Masterclass, Gillian Polack teaches writers techniques for making the historical world of the novel come to life for the reader. These techniques will be placed in a wider background of narrative genre, to help writers understand the role of their creativity in interpreting history for readers. We will ... Read more

Writing Bootcamp with Pamela Hart

Online Via Zoom

This one-day bootcamp focuses on the three areas every historical story needs- planning, writing and editing - concentrating on how to use the characters’ journeys and voices to bring the past alive. There will be time for students to discuss their WIP and to get Pamela’s guidance. This bootcamp will work best for students who ... Read more

Writing Historical Romance: It’s Not Just About Frocks with Pamela Hart

Online Via Zoom

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 ... Read more

Writing Biographical Fiction with Sue Williams

Online Via Zoom

This workshop with Sue Williams will look at how to create compelling biographical fiction, using all the tools of non-fiction biography to research characters, but then interpreting the facts, and adding a flesh-and-blood overlay, to fashion a gripping and persuasive work of fiction. What’s the right balance between fact and fiction? Does consulting with an ... Read more

Danger, Mystery and Adventure: Writing Historical Fiction for Children and Young Adults with Belinda Murrell

Online Via Zoom

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 ... Read more

Writing an Historical Series with Anne Gracie

Online Via Zoom

In this workshop Anne will share her knowledge about the benefits of writing in a series, features of various kinds of series, what makes a series work, how to set yourself up to write a series and discuss the different approaches to series made in different genres. This workshop will not be recorded. About Anne ... Read more

Writing Historical Fantasy with Alison Goodman

Online Via Zoom

Longing to add a touch of magic to your historical fiction? New York Times Bestseller Alison Goodman will guide you through the joys and jeopardies of mashing two popular genres together: historical fiction and fantasy. What are the genre conventions? Do you have to follow them? Why is it so important to keep track of ... Read more

Writing Parallel Narratives in Commercial Historical Fiction with Kayte Nunn

Online Via Zoom

Half the work or double trouble? Kayte Nunn digs into the tricky world of braiding multiple narratives and time periods, revealing the pleasures and pointing out the pitfalls. Together, we’ll examine character, plot, narrative arcs, dialogue, tone, language, pace, setting, creating and sustaining tension and balancing timelines. This workshop includes a 15 minute break. This ... Read more

Historical Crime Fiction and Mysteries with Meg Keneally

Online Via Zoom

This workshop with Meg Keneally will look at how historical crime fiction works. What makes a good historical crime novel? How do you create a pacey, immersive reading experience? We’ll look at character, plot, setting and voice. This workshop will be interactive, so come prepared with questions! This workshop includes a 15 minute break. This ... Read more

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