Masterclass: Historical Fiction with Naomi Wood

Masterclass: Historical Fiction with Naomi Wood

Making the Past Feel Present
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    Naomi Wood
Date Tuesday May 23rd 2023, 19:00-21:00 BST
Location Online

Do you want to write historical fiction that is evocative, immersive and convincing? How do you balance telling a historical narrative and your own original story at the same time? In this session, award-winning historical fiction author Naomi Wood will show you how, guiding you through questions of accuracy, exposition and description, helping you write more engaging scenes and identifying the telling details that make your characters come to life. With a combination of writing exercises and discussion via the chatbox, and sharing writing by the finest in the genre, Naomi will give you the tools to write historical fiction that really sings.

The Masterclass will be delivered via Zoom webinar, so you can take the session at your own pace, without the pressure of having your video or camera on. Sessions are also recorded so if you are unable to attend live, you will have access to the recording for a month afterwards.

Online: £35

Concessions: £17.50

As part of our effort to increase participation in the arts, a limited number of half-price concessions are available for this course at checkout. There are a limited number of free subsidised places for those who cannot afford the concession price.

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"These zoom opportunities are really helping to open my world and keep me inspired to write."
— Masterclass participant
"Arvon at Home creates a model to participate in inspirational tutoring for writers, at a distance. The feeling of attending to my writing life in an excellent fashion, and still having a half-day for my work and caring responsibilities at home, felt like a good balance."
— Masterclass participant
"It was an absolutely brilliant session and very very useful. And it made me realise how much I’ve missed this kind of workshop because of having children and family that I can’t leave. Now we’re all in the same boat the online stuff is truly transformative."
— Masterclass participant



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