Masterclass: Historical Fiction | Making the Past Feel Present | Arvon
Masterclass Recording: Historical Fiction
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Masterclass Recording: Historical Fiction

Making the Past Feel Present
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    Naomi Wood
Date Recorded 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.

This recording will be available to watch at your convenience. Please see the ‘Access’ tab for information on how to find it.

Online: £25.00

Concessions: £12.50

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