Literary Techniques for Speculative Fiction Workshop

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Instructor: Cat Rambo

The next available session is Saturday, February 4, 2023, 1-3 PM Pacific time.

This class combines lecture, discussion and in-class writing exercises designed to introduce a number of techniques to use in your own writing such as foreshadowing, alliteration, rhythmic device, allusion, etc, and ways to test them out in short fiction as well as discussion of when and where to use them. We look at several existing pieces to see how and why they work, and discuss why the author chose the techniques that they employed. The class concludes with a discussion of markets open to literary genre work and how to submit to them.

An on-demand version of this course is available here.

Testimonials and Notes

Cost is $99 for new students; $79 for returning students and Patreon supporters.

Live classes are taught online via Zoom 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.

To register for this class, mail me with the following details:

  • Which class or classes and the dates
  • Whether you would prefer to pay via Paypal, Venmo, check, or some other means.
  • How you found out about the class

Upon receiving that, I will send you confirmation and an invoice.

Important! Remember every class has several Plunkett scholarships for students who could not otherwise afford the cost. To apply for a Plunkett, mail me and tell me why you want to take the class in 100 words or less.