Maria McAnn’s Course: Writing Historical Fiction

Ten Percent Discount for anyone who books through Speak Its Name – just quote the code ERA11

Historical fiction is one of the most widely enjoyed kinds of writing.  In this course you’ll focus on how to create a fictional past that feels real and convincing, touching on such topics as voice, historical consciousness, use of real-life characters and the use of research.

There will be time for discussion and you’ll have an opportunity for one-to-one feedback with Maria.

Maria McCann was born in 1956 and came late to writing.  Her first novel, As Meat Loves Salt, was published to considerable acclaim in 2001 and was an Economist Book of the Year.  Described as a ‘fat juicy masterpiece’, it has never gone out of print. The Wilding (2010) was longlisted for the Orange Prize and was one of eight novels selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club out of a hundred and sixty titles submitted by publishers.   She has also published shorter pieces in anthologies and magazines.

Maria has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Glamorgan.  For nearly a decade (until December 2010) she ran the Creative Writing courses at Strode College in Somerset, helping writers of all levels of ability to nurture their creative processes and to craft their work.   Alongside historical novelists Emma Darwin, Rose Melikan and R N Morris, Maria appears at literary festivals as part of a panel discussing aspects of writing and researching historical fiction; from January 2011 she will be one of three writers (along with poet Daljit Nagra and playwright Nell Leyshon) selected to mentor developing writers as part of the Jerwood/Arvon Mentoring Scheme.

Maria McCann writing courses

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3 Responses

  1. Now if there was any way to find out how much those courses are…

  2. gah well spotted, i’ll ask thepublicistthat contacted me

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