Next class date is Saturday, October 14th, 9:30-11:30 Pacific time.
From pilgrimage tales to epics about journeys across the sea, we have been telling road trip stories for thousands of years. These stories promise adventure, but it’s also a way to show readers a world they haven’t explored. It’s a perfect vehicle for SFF, but how do you tell a road trip story that feels fresh? How do you balance world-building, characters, and action while keeping up the pace? And how does the destination play into it if the journey is the most important part? In this class, we’ll talk about how to use this classic story structure in new and genre bending ways.
Join A.T. Greenblatt for a workshop in which you learn how to take your characters traveling.
Classes are taught online and require reliable Internet connection, although in the past participants have logged on from coffee shops, cafes, and even an airplane; a webcam is suggested but not required. They are recorded.
Cost is $99 ($79 for former students, which includes classes/workshops with me in other venues, such as conference or convention workshops and mentoring sessions). Patreon supporters receive the discount or free classes, depending on their support level and can also receive the video afterward for $40; otherwise the cost is $50.
To register for this class, send an email with the following details:
- Which class or classes and the dates you would like to register
- Whether you would prefer to pay via Paypal, Venmo, or some other means.
- Whether or not you are a former student or Patreon supporter
- How you heard about Cat’s classes
You will be invoiced when the class slot is reserved.
Free scholarships: If you cannot afford a class but really want to take one, apply for a Plunkett Scholarship. Each class has three slots reserved for such students, and the sole criteria is only that you can’t currently afford the class. To apply for a Plunkett, which covers the entire cost,mail me and tell me why you want to take the class in 100 words or less. QUILTBAG and PoC candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
The Plunkett Scholarships are named for Edward Plunkett, who wrote as Lord Dunsany. Scholarships are given out on a rolling basis; I suggest getting them in sooner rather than later. You may apply for up to three classes.