Creating Compelling & Realistic Scenery

04/01/2017 - 04/14/2017

As a writer of historical fiction, you will find yourself needing to create settings that do not typically still exist—unless you’ve discovered time travel, that is! How do recreate a pirate ship, a Regency ballroom, a medieval battle, a bedchamber, a kitchen, a wardrobe, a feast, a tournament, a walk in the park, a ride through the woods—you get the point. There is setting in EVERY SINGLE scene we write—even if its pitch black. How can you craft a realistic setting that works for your book and stays true to history? How can you create settings that come alive in the readers’ minds?

This class will teach you:

  • The ins and outs of conducting research in order to create settings that are compelling and realistic.
  • How to open your mind and imagination and use everyday places you visit now.
  • How to write scenes with setting descriptions that flow easily on the page.
  • How much is too much, or too little.

Combined with each lesson, there will be an assignment and an opportunity for you to submit a short setting excerpt from your manuscript for critique. 

About the Presenter, Eliza Knight:

Eliza Knight is an award winning, USA Today bestselling author of sizzling historical romance and erotic romance. Under the name E. Knight, she pens riveting, rip-your-heart-out historical fiction. In 2013, she was named RWA’s PRO Mentor of the Year. She lives atop a small mountain, with her own knight in shining armor, three princesses and two very naughty puppies. Visit Eliza at or her historical blog History Undressed:

Cost: Members:25/Non-Members: 30

This workshop has already finished.