Creating That Historical Feel Class starts Monday!

I’m teaching Creating That Historical Feel again through Margie Lawson’s Writing Academy! If you or someone you know is new to writing historical fiction or is having trouble with their historical novel “feeling” historical, come join us. Here are the details:

When: Oct. 6-Oct. 31

Where: online at Margie Lawson’s Writing Academy

Cost: $50

Course description: Writing historical fiction involves more than dressing your characters in vintage clothing. It requires building an entire historical world which transports your readers to another time and place. Sound daunting? Not really. A little bit of research can go a long way if you know the kinds of things to look for.

In this four week course, we will explore what makes a novel “historical” and what makes a novel feel historical to a reader. We’ll each choose a time period and place to work with through the course, then we’ll discuss and practice:
  • Balancing fact and fiction
  • Understanding the “big” history of an era
  • Discovering the realities of daily life for your characters
  • Enhancing the historical feel with clothing and culture
  • Avoiding anachronistic characters
  • Getting the words right in narrative and dialogue
  • Putting together the final product
If you are just beginning to delve into writing historical fiction, this class is for you. So grab your time machine and let’s go!