Writing Historical Fiction in a Modern World
Friday, June 3, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 11 a.m.
On Friday, June 3, 2016, Gina L. Mulligan, author of Remember The Ladies—her debut novel, and founder of Girls Love Mail—a charity, will address the California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch Writers Network breakfast meeting on “Writing Historical Fiction in a Modern World.”
Historical fiction has a distinctive place in the world of literature. From the first historical mystery in the 1800s to the Pulitzer Prize winning novel All the Light We Cannot See, historical fiction transport readers and examines our life through events in the past. But writing an historical fiction isn’t writing history, and the format has many unique challenges.
Gina will explore how to incorporate historical facts without sounding like a history book; explore the use of historic dialogue, character, and language as part of the narrative; and look at creative ways to give your historical writing a fresh voice for a modern reader.” Participants will also leave with a comprehensive list of resources for historical research.
Gina L. Mulligan began her writing career over twenty years ago as a freelance journalist for national magazines. Her short stories have appeared in Star 82 Review and Storyacious, were performed at Stories on Stage Sacramento, and were included in the anthologies Tudor Close: A Collection of Mystery Stories and Not Your Mother’s Book…on Dogs. She has won awards from the Abilene Writers Guild, San Francisco LitQuake, and the Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition.
After her own diagnosis, Gina founded Girls Love Mail, a charity that collects handwritten letters of encouragement for women with breast cancer. She has been interviewed for national publication such as Woman’s Day and Woman’s World magazines, and was honored for her charitable work on the nationally syndicated television talk show The Steve Harvey Show.
Gina invites everyone to celebrate her debut novel at the “Book Launch and Girls Love Mail Party” on Thursday, June 9, 2016, at 7 p.m. at the Delta King in Old Sacramento, 1000 Front Street. To RSVP, see her invitation: http://evite.me/PjUkh2QKpq.
The public is invited. CWC membership not required.
Writers Network is held the first Friday of every month at the International House of Pancakes (IHOP), 2216 Sunrise Blvd., Rancho Cordova (just north of Highway 50) starting at 9 AM. Meetings are free. Attendees pay for their own breakfast. Get map.
Questions? Contact Margie Yee Webb via the CWC Contact page.
Members are urged to invite their writer friends to attend these sessions. CWC membership is not required. They may also want to consider joining CWC to enjoy the benefits of mixing with many experienced writers willing to share what they know.