Writing Historical Fiction

Mirandi Riwoe

Saturday 17 June 2023, 10am-4pm

Full Price: $210
Member: $155
Conc Member: $135

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This writing historical fiction course with Mirandi Riwoe will be held at Writing NSW in Sydney.

In this workshop, Mirandi Riwoe will discuss research methods and the writing processes involved in writing a historical novel. Through authorial insights and discussion, you will further develop your own research and writing process.

Whether you’re just getting started or ready to further your own historical fiction, writing activities will help with techniques for incorporating your research into a work of fiction.

Learn how to find resources, blend research with fiction and narrative technique (without lumping everything you uncover into your narrative!), and how to choose between ‘accuracy’ and ‘authenticity’.

Is this course right for you? Read our FAQ >

Expected learning outcomes

Participants will learn:

  1. Research methods for writing historical fiction.
  2. How to incorporate research into a work of fiction.
  3. How to find resources and collate research.
  4. About discerning between accuracy and authenticity when writing historical fiction.

Participant requirements

Please read our FAQ before enrolling.

Bring your own pen and paper, or fully charged device.

Participants in face to face courses must comply with any precautionary measures related to COVID-19 that Writing NSW puts in place.

If you are feeling unwell and experiencing any COVID-related symptoms on the day of the course, you must stay at home and contact us to let us know. As a participant in this course, you will be required to follow all COVID safety measures in place by Writing NSW to ensure the health and wellbeing of our community.

If you have questions about this course and/or COVID-safe guidelines, please contact us.

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