Do you have a compelling vision for a story set in the past? Are you inspired by novelists such as Hilary Mantel and Philippa Gregory?
Get Started in Writing Historical Fiction is written for anyone who wants to write in this genre of fiction, whatever their preoccupation or ‘era’.
Designed to build confidence and help fire up creativity, it is also an essential guide to mastering the practicalities of writing historical fiction, from where to start with research to how to capture the voices of the past.
Emma Darwin has drawn on the expertise of her fellow members of the Historical Writers’ Association, and Get Started in Writing Historical Fiction carries the distinctive learning features of the flagship Teach Yourself Creative Writing series, with Snapshots designed to get you writing quickly, Key Ideas to help crystallize thought, and a wealth of supplementary material, including a plotting grid, which will be indispensable for aspiring novelists.