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"Historical Fiction Boot Camp" with James L. Haley

Presented by Writers' League of Texas at Austin Community College Highland Campus, Austin TX

Oct 10 2015
"Historical Fiction Boot Camp" with James L. Haley

What makes historical drama so compelling? From I, Claudius to Gone With the Wind, from Forever Amber to Riders of the Purple Sage, from The Night Watch to Downton Abbey, readers’ appetite for historical fiction has always been insatiable. Why?

Unforgettable characters and trenchant dialogue, certainly, but what this genre has that others do not, is the ability to recreate bygone worlds. The historical novelist has the power to make the past leap to life, but like all skills it must be

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