October 20 – 23, 2022

Pasadena, CA

Stepping Into Research for Writing Historical Novels

Writing historical novels, from biographical fiction to romance, requires research. The amount of research one has to do depends upon the story—the feel, the texture, the language, and the amount of world-building. Vanessa Riley believes a reader needs to be transported when reading novels based in history. This session will cover how to get started and the questions every writer needs to ask when approaching historical stories.