Fall Back in Time with Historical Fiction:

Crafting Fiction Based on Fact

Class Information


Wednesday, May 15, 2024


6 PM – 8 PM


One Day Only!


Zoom (Live/Digital Ink)








Class Description

What’s your favorite period of time? The Historical Novel Society defines the genre as a story that takes place at least 50 years in the past. Do you write stories that are pre-1973? Join us as we discuss the elements of Historical Fiction, such as setting, plot, and character development. We’ll examine reader thresholds for suspension of disbelief and how to incorporate real history without sounding like a textbook or getting mired in the weeds. Bring examples of historical information that you want to weave into your stories. This seminar is appropriate for beginning, intermediate, or advanced Historical Fiction authors.


Please note that you will receive your Zoom link via email 24 hours before the start of this class. If you enroll in this class less than 24 hours before it begins, please either send us a message or email us at programs@sandiegowriters.org to request your link.


Please be advised that it is best to register at least a week before the start of a class to help our instructors prepare and ensure that it does not get canceled or rescheduled. Policies regarding registration, refunds, cancellations, etc. can be found on our policies page. If you would like to provide feedback regarding this class, please feel free to complete an evaluation form.


This program can be accessed via Digital Ink, a recording of live Zoom-based class sessions that can be purchased for a discount of $10 off the live session price by selecting the Digital Ink option at checkout. Please note that by attending a live session that includes the Digital Ink component, you are consenting to being recorded. If you do not wish to be recorded but would still like to attend the class, you can keep your microphone and camera off for the duration of the session.