April 16 2016
Lockhart-Taylor Center
Wadesboro, N.C.

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The Anson County Writers' Club and the
Carolinas Writer Conference Oversight Committee
are pleased to present a one-day workshop: Good Times with Your Historical Novel

Good Times with Your Historical Novel

Two multi-published authors share their experiences in creating historical drama and share techniques and tips for getting your story accurate---even if it’s fiction.

Course Outline

  • Why Go Back in Time? – Do you really need to set your novel in the past?
  • The Right Words — Getting the feel of the period onto your pages.
  • Old Time Jargon – Getting the dialogue correct.
  • She Shot Him with What? – Period weapons, vehicles, other technology—and, oh my, horses)
  • She Was Wearing What when She Shot Him — Period clothing.
  • Historical Resources


Robin Weaver is the author of eight novels, including Blue Ridge Fear, a Golden Heart finalist and winner of the prestigious Daphne du Maurier contest. She teaches workshops on point of view and pacing, and is a regular blogger with Romancing the Genres (RomancingtheGenres.blogspot.com").

She loves Latin dancing, most things British, and the five o’clock shadow, not necessarily in that order. When she’s not writing or doing undercover work as a university computer geek, she’s re-investigating the 1932 kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby or trying to figure out what Billy Joe MacAllister threw off the Tallahatchie Bridge.

Please visit her on Facebook, LinkedIn or via her website: http://www.AuthorRobinWeaver.com.

A native of Iowa, Linda Lovely has called the South home for more than thirty years.

Linda's newest romantic suspense novel, Lies: Secrets Can Kill, is set in 1938 in Keokuk, Iowa. Lies proves there are great stories to be told in every era and every town. (Keokuk is Linda's hometown.)

Linda also writes two series. Her Marley Clark Mysteries dish up a main course of suspense, action and adventure with a generous side of humor and romance. Dear Killer and No Wake Zone are the first two novels that feature Marley, a kick-ass, 52-year-old heroine.

Linda's Smart Women, Dumb Luck romantic thrillers chronicle the adventures of three smart--and very different--women, who became friends by dumb luck. Dead Line, the first "Smart" novel, was honored as a finalist in the National Readers' Choice Awards and the published Maggies. Dead Hunt, second in the series, is set in Upstate South Carolina.

Prior to landing her first publishing contract, Linda's manuscripts finaled in 15 contests, including RWA’s prestigious Golden Heart and Daphne du Maurier competitions and mystery contests such as Deadly Ink, Murder in the Grove and Malice Domestic.

The author belongs to Romance Writers of America (RWA), Sisters in Crime, and International Thriller Writers. She's also a veteran Writers' Police Academy volunteer staffer. She feels quite lucky to have found close friends and exceptional critique partners—snarky, funny, talented and generous—through these organizations.

She lives with her husband beside a South Carolina lake, where she regularly perturbs the geese and one honking big turtle by jumping off her dock for a swim or pedaling (yes, pedaling not paddling) her kayak.

Linda can’t imagine going to bed without a book nightcap. Thankfully her husband shares her passion for reading so she doesn’t have to use a miner’s light.

  • Where? First Presbyterian Church, 208 S. Greene St., Wadesboro, NC. (NC Hwy 109-S)

  • When? Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016

  • Cost? $30.00

  • Time? Registration 8:30 a.m., class begins 9 a.m., break for lunch, class ends 4:00 p.m.

Advance Registration via PayPal

Or send check or money order to: Anson County Writers' Club, November Workshop, P.O. Box 363, Wadesboro NC 28170