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Historical Fiction Writing Workshop

Historical Fiction Writing Workshop with bestselling author Barbara Erskine at Hay Castle.

Join bestselling author Barbara Erskine – The Lady of Hay – to learn about researching a historical novel in our one day writing workshop.

There is much fascination and surprise to be found in historical research.

Whether you are an established writer of historical fiction, a beginner or just a lover of history, the subject is addictive and rewarding. Barbara will share her own experiences of what she has learned and failed to learn over her years of writing history-based novels and encourage an informal discussion about the intricacies and pitfalls involved; the excitement and danger of diving down rabbit holes; the best ways of channelling a passion for meeting the real or imagined inhabitants of the past: when to take short cuts and when that can spell disaster; how to pull up messages from hoofbeats and gas lamps and stones; the fine line between fiction and biography ; whether it’s better to use books or on-line sources and much more. And maybe there will be talk of ghosts . . .

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Event Location

Hay Castle Oxford Road Hay on Wye HR3 5DG

Organiser: Hay Castle

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