On 24 February, Creative Writing students on the module Writing the Past spent a seminar and workshop with author of historical novels, George Green. George’s novels include Hawk (2006) and Hound (2003), which was described in the Guardian as ‘tightly written, oddly touching and with a strong sense of history as well as myth’. He is also co-author of Writing a Novel and Getting Published for Dummies (2007; 2014).
George read from his novel-in-progress, set the class a generative writing exercise based on old coins, discussed the best ways to structure a longer piece of fiction and keep the attention of the reader, and took questions from the class on issues such as the use of flashback and the best point at which to begin your story.
The visit was organised by Dr Ian Seed.