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Writing Historical Fiction Workshop

  • Sat, June 13, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Online Event
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WWA Saturday Morning Online

Writing Historical Fiction Workshop

WWA Signature Workshop

This event is Virtual!

(limit 60 seats)

Writing Historical Fiction Workshop


When:    Saturday June 13, 2020 - 9 am - 12 Noon

Location: Online Virtual Event


Pricing & Registration

Registration: $20* ($40.00 for non-members) includes both workshop sessions.

Registration Cutoff: When 60 seat capacity is filled.

Vendor Registration: Sorry, This is an online event with no vendors. To be listed as an online sponsor of this event, please contact kpekrul.editor@gmail.com.

Session descriptions

Liz Tolsma - Turning History into Fiction, workshop session led by inspirational writer and best-selling author Liz Tolsma. 

Maybe you have a great family story, or you heard an interesting tidbit of history you’d love to turn into a novel. Practically, how do you go about that? This 60-minute session followed by Q&A will explore what liberties you can and cannot take when using real people’s stories, when and how to change real-life history, how to do your research, and what pitfalls to watch out for along the way.

Visit Liz online at LizTolsma.com 

With five historical WWII books, and six novellas to her credit, Tolsma's most recent book The Pink Bonnet, released June 2019 is part of the True Colors Historical Stories of American Crimes Series.



In recent news she is busy with her second book in romantic suspense, The Green Dress, and has recently signed a contract with Barbour Publishing for her third romantic suspense book in the True Colors Crime series The Gold Digger.

Linda Jane Niedfeldt - Creating Snapshots to Build Your Characters and Story, workshop session led by author, writer, editor and photo-journalist Linda Jane (Janie) Niedfeldt.  

The research process behind writing young adult historical fiction is an interesting journey that you can love nearly as much as writing itself. But where do you begin? What kind of research is available for building historically accurate interesting characters and stories? This 60-minute session followed by Q&A will explore how to walk through the many layers of research available and how to use eyewitness accounts, children’s resource books, microfilm, church histories, and, even, Google to picture people in a specific place and year. Through slides and discussions, the class will focus on the late 1920s when German-Russian people fled Russia. 

Visit Janie online at lindajaneniedfeldt.com

Linda Jane (Janie) Niedfeldt published two children's historical fiction novels in the 1990s, then added a third in the series in 2018. A German-Russian girl, Lisenka, is the main character in each book. Janie's current publishing project is an adventure memoir, comprised of 154 vignettes from experiences hiking the Appalachian Trail with her husband and four kids. For more information go to lindajaneniedfeldt.com

The Lisenka series:

  • RED as in Russia and Measles and Love
  • GREEN as in Springtime, New Life, and God’s Will
  • WHITE as Christmas Snow, a Candle’s Glow, and Heaven’s Robe

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*Registration Fee Refunds

Your registration fee, is wholly refundable on request up to Monday, June 1, 2020. After June 1 no refund is available.

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