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Weaving History into the Historical Novel

Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 8:00 AM until Thursday, April 30, 2020, 5:00 PM
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Weaving History into Your Historical Novel

~with Instructor Kathy Otten

Date:  April 1-30, 2020

Historical novelists need to do more than research. They must transport readers to another time and place without bogging them down with long paragraphs of historical text. Do you want to know how? Find out more under our course offerings.

In this workshop we'll look at the research, what to look for and where and where to find it. We’ll think about ways to create realistic characters of the time, balancing those characters with the socially acceptable norms of the modern reader. We’ll examine dialogue, again balancing the historical language with modern. And ultimately, what to do when you make a mistake.