These four workshops are designed to help writers develop a short story or the first chapter of a historical novel - or to continue one already in development. Participants are invited to work on their projects outside of the workshop.
In each session, Nadifa will teach different aspects of writing craft. In our four sessions we will discuss integrating research into fiction, building narrative, tackling dialogue, and character development.
In each session we will discuss what we are writing, what we are struggling with, and how we can tell historical stories in an original way. Students will not workshop each other and the workshops are open to people at different stages in their writing process.
After the final session, participants can submit up to 10 pages of writing and Nadifa will offer feedback in the form of a marked-up manuscript and a brief feedback letter.