Wednesday, October 26th, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Eastern
You’ve crafted a great story, but when you workshop or pitch it, readers dismiss it as “another terminal illness story” or “another ethnic food story.” You’ve delved into the sensory what and the emotional why of your story. But have you thought about how your story’s historical context makes it unique?
This webinar will explore how writers convey the historical context of their stories, from concrete details to the values and priorities appearing within the narrative fabric. We will also learn how, through common historical trends, a given story can relate to other stories whose connections might not be obvious.
At the end of the program, you will receive a series of writing prompts to help you practice widening your historical frame to reveal underlying historical currents and ancillary stories that might not have appeared before. These prompts will also help you consider the historical frame in which you are writing now as a way to answer the “so what?” question for agents, editors, and other readers.
In this webinar, you will:
This webinar is ideal for early career memoir writers and other creative nonfiction writers who are interested in placing their stories in dialogue with other global stories to reach a broader and more diverse audience. It may also interest writers who are curious about historical research beyond genealogy.
All registrants receive a recording.
Closed captioning will be available.
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I enjoyed reading other peoples work and getting feedback about my own work– the handouts/video links and class lessons were also very informative and relevantly paced to the give structural guidelines.Catherine O’Neill
I enjoyed reading other peoples work and getting feedback about my own work– the handouts/video links and class lessons were also very informative and relevantly paced to the give structural guidelines.
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