Historical fiction combines the events of the past with characters and stories from the writer’s imagination.
This course examines the art of writing of historical fiction and the need to fully immerse yourself in a particular time period to make your storytelling more believable. Learn how to write effective, authentic and appealing historical fiction and how to turn your ideas into compelling stories. Understand what defines historical fiction and different historical time periods, create believable settings and plausible characters and learn how research plays a crucial role in the creation of your novel.
The course involves assignments, discussions, and writing exercises, and also deals with aspects of the writing process. The course also examines ways to research publishing houses where you can submit your work, cover letters, synopses and sample chapters.
All course materials, assignments, feedback, and assessments are sent to students by email. Group discussions will take place throughout the course depending on the number of students that are registered.
Register here for Writing Historical Fiction Online Course.
Course Dates: October 20 to November 30, 2014.
Course Fee: $350, plus GST.