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Friday, May 5 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
2H: 10 Rules for Writing Historical Fiction
Limited Capacity seats available

Writing historical fiction is not a straight-forward affair. The most successful novels immerse readers in a world entirely unlike their own and do so in a way that feels believable to the reader. It's a careful balance of fact and fiction which results from deep research into eras of the past and wrangling information such as fashion, speech, transportation, food and so much more. This session will present writers with ten rules to help them research, plot and write historical novels.

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Crystal King

Social Media and Marketing Expert, Author, FEAST OF SORROW
Crystal King is a 20-year marketing, social media and communications veteran, freelance writer and Pushcart-nominated poet. Her debut novel, Feast of Sorrow (Touchstone Books/Simon & Schuster), is about the ancient Roman gourmand, Apicius. Crystal has taught classes in writing, creativity, and social media at Harvard Extension School, Boston University, Mass College of Art, UMass Boston and GrubStreet writing center. A former co-editor of the online literary arts journal Plum Ruby Review, Crystal received her MA in Critical and Creative Thinking from UMass Boston, where she developed a series of exercises and writing prompts to help fiction writers in media res. | | Find her on Facebook... Read More →

Friday May 5, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Cambridge Room