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One-Day Workshop on Writing Historical Fiction 10th Oct

So, would you like a workshop preview - including one-to-one feedback - based on my forthcoming Get Started Writing in Historical Fiction?

Then come and join our one-day course in Writing Historical Fiction, on Saturday 10th October, at Leith Hill Place, deep in the ravishing Surrey Hills. Leith Hill Place is a delightfully informal, friendly-feeling house; my (distant) cousin Ralph Vaughan Williams grew up here, and until recently it was still owned and lived in by the Wedgwood family. I was there last weekend for the first time, and it's the most beautiful and historic setting: you can see for miles from the terrace, and there's scarcely any evidence of the 21st century.

We'll be exploring how to imagine and research the past, how to work with characterisation and structure, and the fascinating business of period voice and language. Every participant will have the chance of one-to-one feedback from me on a piece of their own writing ... and lunch and refreshments are all included!

For more information, and to book your place, click through to Leith Hill Place's website.

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