Online: Writing Historical Fiction

Sulari Gentill

14 to 20 October 2020, online

Full Price: $200
Member: $140
Conc Member: $120

In this online writing historical fiction workshop, you will comprehensively explore the techniques, tricks, and pitfalls of bringing history into a narrative, in a way that enhances rather than swamps.

Writing fiction often begins with a single shining idea. Historical fiction is about setting that idea in a time and place that has existed and been recorded. The historical novelist’s art is that of weaving a new story into the old and intertwining imaginary plots into actual events and milieus.

Is this course right for you? Read our FAQ >

The workshop will also:

  • help you choose your historical genre (its variants and complements)
  • guide you through pertinent considerations when choosing your era
  • explore story-writing techniques, including structure, setting, characterisation and narrative voice
  • teach you key research techniques and methods, including the pros and cons of each
  • give you feedback on your writing and suggest ways to improve

Participant Requirements

Internet access and confidence using basic computer software are essential for this program. Please read our FAQ before enrolling.


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Online: Writing Historical Fiction


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