August-October 2013: From Concept to Completion: Writing the Edwardian Historical
The popularity of period dramas like Downton Abbey and Mr. Selfridge have created a hunger for novels set during this thrilling time period, yet, for writers desirous of recreating the Edwardian era, there is a dearth of information about how to go about doing so. Authors of Regencies and Victorians can tap into a wellspring of knowledge from Jane Austen societies, special writers groups like RWA’s The Beau Monde, Dickens faires, Georgette Heyer’s novels, and so on. Sure, you can browse through Edwardian Promenade, and even begin to build a research library devoted to the period, but how do you know if you’re really writing a novel that feels Edwardian?
In short, you get to pick my brain for three months whilst writing (or beginning to write) your Edwardian Historical!
This course is perfect for prepping for NaNoWriMo in November.
Course Materials: A copy of Pocket Guide to Edwardian England and a pitch/synopsis or a first draft. The objection of this course is to take your novel from concept to completion, so if you have a first draft and are daunted by the possibility of an extensive rewrite, back away right now!
Note: The foundation on which this course is based are historical romance & romantic/women’s historical fiction. Historical Mystery and regular historical fiction authors are welcome, but the function of history in those novels can be different.
This course is partially at your own pace, but I will provide weekly exercises and you will be expected to post them to the forum within the week.
Class Dates: August 1, 2013 – October 31, 2013
Where Shall the classes be held?
All classes will be held in the private forum set up specifically for the workshops. When you sign up for the class you will receive an invitation to join the Forum. Please use the same email address you’ve used to pay for the course via PayPal (or other methods) and your name in this format–Firstname_LastName–when registering at the forum.
Can I pay for the workshop through other, non-PayPal methods?
Please contact me for other arrangements, including installment payments.
When is the last day to register for the workshop?
The week of the workshop.
Is this workshop refundable?
If, for any reason, you are unable to complete the workshop, you shall be refunded the amount you paid minus the time spent in the course (for example, $65 minus one week’s worth of class=$50).
What if I miss a week or a day’s worth of the workshop?
All information can be accessed through the private forum
All other questions can be fielded through email: firstname.lastname@example.org