Writing Historical Fiction
This unique course will include not only writing workshops under the guidance of a specialist tutor but also talks about historical time, place and sources by a professional historian.
It is said everyone has one good novel in them, but is your novel an historical one? As more and more people enjoy reading historical novels, the scope for writing historical fiction has never been greater. So what better place to gather inspiration for your writing than beautiful Lincoln, a city with 2,000 years of fascinating history. Over the weekend you will have the opportunity to write and then review your work for both its literary craft and its historical context.
The course begins on Friday evening at 7.00pm with a wine reception followed by an introductory lecture. Saturday is occupied by talks and writing workshops under the supportive eye of our specialist tutor George Green. George has much experience of such writing and has recently published 'Hawk' a follow-up novel to his well received historical novel, 'Hound'. (Visit the LH-Online Bookshop to buy copies of them before the course). Later in the evening we will enjoy a tutor guided walk around historic Lincoln to fuel your imagination, followed by dinner in one of Lincoln's excellent restaurants. On Sunday morning we will review the previous days work and look to the future of your historical writing.
The cost of this weekend break is from £235, inclusive of accommodation.
24-26 March 2006
Recommended Books: (Also available from the LH-Online Bookshop - go to 'Key Texts')