How to write your family history with Nick Barlay
Learn how to plan a story based on your family history with Nick Barlay.
Led by novelist Nick Barlay, author of the lauded non-fiction family history Scattered Ghosts, this masterclass covers the technical skills needed to turn real life into a poignant story, including character development and dialogue.
You’ll learn how to develop your narrative, create a credible world using setting and description, and discover how historical detail and narrative dynamic can come together to reveal universal truths through particular family histories.
- Your story and your readers
- The people of the story: character and characterisation
- The world of the story: setting and description
- Creating and using dialogue
- Narrative development: the dynamics of structure and plot
- This course is for you if you are currently writing or planning a story based on events in your family history.
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