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Online Class | Writing Historical Fiction [TaraShea Nesbit]

Time: - - - PT
Capacity: seat
Member Price: $108.00
General Price: $120.00

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This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom), Pacific Time.

How does a writer locate which stories from the past to tell? Maybe you’ve long-admired a person from the past and have wanted to write a novel about them. Maybe you are writing a story about a historical figure, but have gotten overwhelmed by knowing how to balance research with writing. If you’ve ever wanted to write about a story that involves research, this generative writing, reading, and researching session is for you. We will try out a range of ways to use research to activate and deepen your stories, and look to writers such as Julie Otsuka, Madeline Miller, Laird Hunt, M. NourbeSe Phillip, and Sarah Waters for inspiration. You will leave with new pages of writing and practical strategies for locating and incorporating research into your stories.


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