Instructor: Henry Lien
Next class date: Sunday, August 29, 2021, 1:00-3:00 PM Pacific Time.
As you know Bob, one of the reasons that science fiction/fantasy gets ghettoized as â€˜not literatureâ€™ is its tendency toward shameless infodumping. This workshop teaches students useful tricks to hide infodumps that pack tremendous explicatory firepower but also create a more graceful story. The workshop is focused on controlled bursts of micro-writing. Students will leave the workshop with an arsenal of practical infodump hiding mechanisms.
Classes are taught online and require a 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.
Cost is $99 ($79 for Patreon supporters and former students, which includes classes/workshops with me in other venues, such as conference or convention workshops and mentoring sessions).
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- Which class or classes and the dates you are registering for.
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You will be invoiced when the class slot is reserved.
Free scholarships:Â 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 canâ€™t currently afford the class. To apply for a Plunkett, which covers the entire cost,Â mail meÂ and tell me why you want to take the class in 100 words or less.Â QUILTBAG and PoC candidates are especially encouraged to apply.Â 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 multiple classes.