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Historical Fiction Writing with Universal Class – with City of Joondalup – Whitfords Library


INTRODUCTION

What Is Historical Fiction?

I thought I would first show the definition of Historical Fiction to pinpoint what we are looking at exactly.

Historical, adj. 1. Of, relating to, or of the character of history. 2. Based on or concerned with events in history.

Fiction, n. 4.a. A literary work whose content is produced by the imagination and is not necessarily based on fact. b. The category of literature comprising works of this kind, including novels, short stories, and plays.

Writing historical fiction is simply writing a story that is set in the past which is usually during a significant time period. For example, the Victorian Period is the period during Queen Victoria’s reign. I find this period particularly interesting and a favourite.

The main thing that I will learn in this course is to do research to come up with the correct setting based on facts. It can also include real people but does not necessarily have to.

When You are writing fiction, it is very important to do your homework so that you can really pinpoint the mannerisms, costumes, conditions,  etc, in order to make the novel authentic. In fact, they also say that historical fiction novels can take years to write because of the amount of research you have to do when writing.

Historical writing includes historical figures placed in imaginary situations

Fictional characters placed in actual, factual historical periods of time or situations

(for example, you can place your fictional character “Alexandra” in Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812); or you can have variations of both.

For example, you could place historical figures in settings they have been proven to have been in or fictional characters in fictional settings in a real period of history.

To recap, historical fiction is writing that is fictional but in which elements from history play the main roles.

When you choose to write historical fiction, you are doing two things at once – you are both the historian AND the storyteller. You are going to tell your readers what happened at the time and what it felt like.

We are going to explore the genre.

We will discuss the various subgenres, the types of characters and settings you may want to explore, character motivations, conflict, plot, plot mapping, editing, and pacing, plus agents, queries, and so much more.

You will walk away at the end of this course feeling as though you know exactly what you want to write and exactly how to write it.

I have submitted my Introduction online and written what book I want to write and then did a multiple choice exam at the end.

You may have to be a member of the City of Joondalup library to access the course.

It is under Online Resources in the Spydus catalogue.

Xx

Emmalisa

Note: 📝 This is through onlineclasses.com

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There iare500+ courses to choose from and 6000000 Lessons delivered!

Oh! How I want to do Journalism!

I will possibly do a Book Review of The Governess Game in the near future! As that is the featured photo on my post!

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BOOKS, Lady

The Royal Collection Treasures


Introduction – The Royal Collection

One of the worlds greatest picture collections is found in this book, “The Royal Collection Treasures” involving masterpieces, splendours of the decorative arts, for example, I will touch on different sections such as furniture, or sculptures. It is not just only a collection, but a collection on collections which contain works of art.

I love the categories that I am going to share with you. It involves drawings, paintings, books, gems, tapestries, silver, porcelain, etc.

Surprisingly, the book says it is wholly unlike a museum collection which I thought that I would! But the British National Collections selectively provide a wide-ranging depiction of the arts and sciences with a specific purpose of showing the public what there is in an educating way.
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History, Lady, personal development

My ‘Educational Royal’ Course


I have never been so excited in my life!!!!! I was going to update my “About” page with something NEW but instead I thought I would just do a ‘short blog post’, so this is going to be a little different…..

I have been working on a few other blog posts, and didn’t write or plan or even think of doing this current post. I just got too excited when I came across something amazing when I was at the library!

As you know, I have become fascinated with genealogy, so tomorrow I will be picking up a copy of the latest “Inside History” magazine.

The latest summer edition had a whole list of FREE and PAID courses to do, and my eyes eagerly scanned the pages, and away I typed into my laptop the websites so I could see for myself.

So, I came across a website called Future Learn, and they do a whole heap of FREE online courses. When you finish you can buy a certificate to show that you finished the course, but I am not too sure if it is accredited. I didn’t look up on that, but to have my name with this current course I am doing, I am absolutely thrilled to the max!!!!

I am currently working on doing “A History of Royal Food and Feasting” with the University of Reading.

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You can do it in your own time, and I love that I can do it from the comfort of my own home. I have also been doing Webinars with familytreewebinars.com, and you can learn about social history, what it is, and how you can read up on it. There is a “History Toolkit” that has a link to show you “How to read 18th century writing” which is found on Do History.

If you are interested in doing the course, go to http://www.futurelearn.com. There are a heap of courses online to choose from and I totally recommend for you to have a look and just check out what is available. They are with top notch universities, like the University of London, or the British Council, so it isn’t anything dodgy! Just so you know! You learn that Henry the Eighth’s reign was the most important reign in English History, and making England a Protestant nation. I didn’t know that Mary was crowned as the first true Queen of England in 1553 at Westminster, you learn something new everyday! This course is sooooo me!

QUEEN VICTORIA

I am beside myself, that I found a lovely course to do on the side that has something to do with ‘royalty’! and instead of just going to the library, and reading, this is more studious, and keeps it fun!

I didn’t have anything in plan for this post, other than the fact that I am doing the course, because my About Page wouldn’t come up in WordPress for me to add it to that section. So, another day I will update it, and I can’t WAIT to get my certificate already!

Hang on! I am only still on Session 1!

Until next time!

xx