Saturday October 14, 10:00-11:00 am
I will be moderating this panel of historical mystery authors: Andrea Penrose, Lois H. Gresh, Eleanor Kuhns, Jonathan Putnam & Marilyn Todd
Panel will be in Sheraton C room. Immediately following the panel there will be a half hour signing in the book/dealer room (Osgoode).
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Writing Historical Fiction (Workshop)
Story Studio Chicago
November 6 6:30-9:00
Whether you're writing a Victorian romance, a Civil War drama, or a novel set in the '60s, capturing the time and culture of a place makes the difference between keeping readers interested or distancing them from the story. When it's done right, historical fiction immerses readers in a world that's believable and engaging, detailing elements like speech, fashion, social issues, and more. This single-session class will explore some of the key challenges to writing historical fiction, including:How can we create an authentic tone?How do we give enough detail without sounding like a textbook? How much historical research is "enough"?
Participants will critique several published examples, try their hand at writing brief scenes, and consider strategies for avoiding common pitfalls. Whether you've finished a completed draft or are looking to get started, this session will help you feel more comfortable with capturing the history of your story—long ago or modern—placing readers into a fully-realized world.