Writing Historical Fiction and Dialog

A 2-session workshop presented by Candace Simar

Writing Historical Fiction That Rings True

Award-winning author, Candace Simar, will delve into the secrets of writing historical fiction in this fun, 60-minute class. Participants will learn how to build the world, find primary and secondary sources, and learn practical ways to draw readers into the story. Be prepared to take notes.

Dialogue-A Writer’s Friend

Many advise writers to “listen how people speak” and use it as dialogue. Is this really true? This 60-minute class delves into the ways well-written dialogue moves the story forward, reveals character, and draws readers into your pages. Dialogue can either be a writer’s greatest asset, or something that weakens her story. Learn what to put in, and what to leave out.

How does this tie in with the first session? In historical fiction the dialogue must convey the culture and time period.

This workshop will be presented virtually in two 1 hour sessions on Tuesday evenings in February.

Afraid you might miss it? The sessions will be recorded and made available to registrants for 30 days following the event.

Tuesday February 7 and 14, 6:30-7:30pm Zoom

This workshop is $10 for members of Lake Superior Writers, $20 for non-members
Register below – the deadline is 6pm Monday, February 6

Author Candace Simar likes to imagine how things might have been in frontier Minnesota. She is the author of the Spur-Award-winning Abercrombie Trail Series. Her historical novels and short stories have received awards from the Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, Midwest Book Awards, Will Roger Medallion Awards, and Western Fictioneers. Candace lives in Pequot Lakes and is a life-long Minnesotan. She is a grateful grant recipient of the Five Wings Arts Council Individual Artist Grant Award with funding from the McKnight Foundation. To learn more about Candace see www.candacesimar.com


Member Cost $10

Non-member Cost $20

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.