Natasha Lester

Natasha Lester is the New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Seamstress, The French Photographer and The Paris Secret, and a former marketing executive for L'Oreal. Her novels have been translated into many different languages and are published all around the world.


When she's not writing, she loves collecting vintage fashion, practising the art of fashion illustration and reading about history. Natasha is a sought-after public speaker and lives with her husband and three children in Perth, Western Australia.

Presenting

23 July 2022, 11:30:00 pm

Full day masterclass: Capturing the past (and the readers' attention!)

Readers of historical fiction enjoy history, but more than that they want a compelling story that sweeps them away to another time and place – and that inspires them in their lives today. In this workshop, New York Times bestseller Natasha Lester will talk to you about the historical fiction market, and then share all her tips to help you write (or rewrite) your own historical novel. She’ll cover: creating authentic rather than anachronistic characters; learning how to manage and conduct research and incorporate that research into a story; developing transporting and realistic settings; mastering the plot of a historical narrative; and refining your story idea to capture your readers' and a publisher's attention.

Are you looking to attend the session with Natasha

Book a Sunday or weekend ticket and join us for three weekends of events, which will all be available for re-watch for a week after each session.