ADL — November 4, 2017
Writing Historical Fiction: A KYD Writers Workshop (Adelaide)
Whether you have an idea for a novel based on true events, or you wish to create a work of fiction set in the past, writing historical fiction requires a research process and deep consideration of character, narrative and prose to ensure that the work feels alive and relevant to a modern reader.
This day-long workshop with acclaimed author Hannah Kent is designed to explain the ways in which research can be used to strengthen characterisation, setting and plot. Through a series of dynamic writing exercises, class discussion and key insights into the creative practice of developing a work of historical fiction, this workshop will teach you where to find research materials, what to look for in historical records, and will review the components that make up a manuscript (such as character, plot, dialogue, place and structure) within the context of the genre.