Speaker Spotlight: Carol Baldwin’s Workshop “Writing Historical Fiction”
Interested in writing historical fiction? Attend Carol Baldwin’s workshop “Writing Historical Fiction” at Write2Ignite 2018, and discover how to write using mentor texts. Bring your favorite historical novel to be used as a mentor text. If you’re working on a project, bring 1–2 pages of the project. This hands-on workshop will include the following topics:
R—Research. What should you read? When have you done enough?
E—Experts. Learn how to find experts, what to ask, and how to use their stories.
A—Arrange. Create a system to keep track of notes and interviews.
D—Details and Drafts. What details do you need and when? Learn about moving from rough drafts and homing in on your story.
Since Carol was a child, she has loved reading and has maintained a journal off and on for more than thirty years. Her book Teaching the Story: Fiction Writing in Grades 4–8 (Maupin House, 2007) reflects her twin passions of reading and writing. As she suggests, “If you want to write, read!” Carol co-publishes the Talking Story newsletter with Joyce Hostetter, and she’s a judge for the fiction contests sponsored by the Center for Writing Excellence.