HNSA 2022 Online Program


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

Publishing Bootcamp with Sophie Masson

Online Via Zoom

Historical novels, both for adults and children, have become an increasingly popular genre with readers. And writers are responding, with many historical novels being written in Australia, as the volume of entries for the Historical Novel Prize attests. But what does the market for historical novels look like in this country? What are publishers looking ... 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

Manuscript Bootcamp with Nadine Davidoff

Online Via Zoom

In this full-day ‘manuscript bootcamp’, freelance book editor and writing teacher Nadine Davidoff will analyse the fundamental principles of compelling fiction. What is voice and how does a writer cultivate it? What are the essential components of a powerful opening? How does a writer choose the best angle on their story? What is the most ... Read more

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