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Scottish Writers' Centre
The Ins and Outs of Writing Historical Fiction, with Catherine Hokin

Tue 26 February 2019

Historical fiction is a wide-ranging genre which, despite the ups and downs of the publishing world, remains a popular choice for readers. In this workshop, Catherine will share her experiences of being published (and rejected) to examine what the genre is, as well as what it is not; the pitfalls every historical author needs to avoid and attempt to give an overview of what publishers want. There will be lots of opportunities for questions and lots of honest answers.

Catherine Hokin is a Glasgow-based author who writes both long and short fiction. Her debut novel, Blood and Roses brings a new perspective to the story of Margaret of Anjou (1430-1482, wife of Henry VI) and her pivotal role in the Wars of the Roses. Her short stories, which include both historical and contemporary settings, have been published by iScot, Myslexia and Writers Forum magazines and have been placed in a number of competitions. Catherine blogs monthly for The History Girls author collective and is represented by Tina Betts of the Andrew Mann Literary Agency. She is currently working on a novel set in WW2.