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Writing Historical Novels – Expert Talk – Wendy J. Dunn

For this month's talk we are joined by Wendy J. Dunn, a novelist and tutor from Swinburne University of Technology. Wendy is a highly successful writer of historical novels who has been obsessed by Anne Boleyn and Tudor History since she was ten-years-old. She is the author of three Tudor novels: Dear Heart, How Like You This?, the winner of the 2003 Glyph Fiction Award and 2004 runner up in the Eric Hoffer Award for Commercial Fiction, The Light in the Labyrinth, her first young adult novel, and Falling Pomegranate Seeds: The Duty of Daughters.

In this month's talk, Wendy discusses the ins and outs of writing historical novels.

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  1. M

    Wow, what an interesting and inspirational talk. Thank you, Ms. Dunn, for sharing your process and something of your novels with us. I can see your passion for the time period. I wish you success in your next books. Thanks again! Michelle t

  2. W

    So delighted you enjoyed it, Michelle!

  3. E

    Thank you Wendy for a lovely talk. I especially appreciated your advice about having fun with a draft – writing just for oneself (and resisting the urge to edit as you go!!!)
    Margaret Atwood’s quote is a goodie.
    P.S. I’m currently reading Dear Heart, How Like you This?

  4. W

    Thank you, Elizabeth! I am so glad you enjoyed the talk. Smile – and hoping you will let me know if you enjoy Dear Heart. My first novel child will always hold a special place in my heart.

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Writing Historical Novels – Expert Talk – Wendy J. Dunn