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Where Babies Come From: Speculative Reproduction with Evan J. Peterson

How do magic and technology change the possibilities of reproduction? Whether on Earth or in alien lands, through futuristic science, historical alchemy, or outright sorcery, this class examines ways to reinvent the process of reproduction in your fiction. Instructor: Evan … Continue reading

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Pitches and Synopses with Jennifer Brozek

What needs to go into a book synopsis, and what should stay out? How long should a synopsis be? Does it need to include the ending or should it finish with a hook that intrigues the reader? What are the … Continue reading

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High-Speed Worldbuilding for Fiction and Games with James L. Sutter (Session One)

Easy tricks and tips to help you build unique worlds, cultures, and creatures for your games and stories—all in just a few minutes! As co-creator of the Pathfinder and Starfinder Roleplaying Games, James L. Sutter has created countless award-winning fantasy and science … Continue reading

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Power Word Real Name: Upping Your Game with Names and Titles with Cat Rambo

Your character usually has more than one name, using nicknames, aliases, titles, and more. How can you use this to flesh out both your world and your character, and how can your title take your fiction even further? Join Cat … Continue reading

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The 4th Language of Genre Fiction with M. Todd Gallowglas

In his book, How Fiction Works, James Wood claims, “…the novelist is working with at least three languages.” Hey, the guy teaches English at Harvard, so he’s probably on to something. Scholar of genre literature, M. Todd Gallowglas, suggests a … Continue reading

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Get Weird! How to Make Your Fiction Original, Compelling, and Deeply Weird with Evan J. Peterson

Taking cues from classic stories as well as contemporary literature, film, and pop culture, workshop leader Evan J. Peterson teaches you the ways to make your writing original, compelling, and deeply Weird. From witchcraft to spirits to unnameable entities, you’ll learn what … Continue reading

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Return to Journaling for Creativity with Fran Wilde

Journalers Assemble! All alumni of the journaling for creativity workshop are invited back to this special class on taking the next steps with your journaling practice and discovering something new in your past pages to inspire you! We’ll also talk … Continue reading

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No More Lone Wolves: Writing Characters in Community with Catherine Lundoff

Science fiction and fantasy is full of Chosen Ones, brave blokes in cloaks, the lone woman who’s “not like the other girls” and other easily recognized solitary and isolated figures. But each one can be countered with the communities of … Continue reading

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Stories That Change Our World: How to Write Hopepunk with Cat Rambo

Join Cat Rambo for a workshop in which she addresses a question of pressing importance in today’s world: how do we craft stories that inspire, encourage, and above all, shape the future by teaching? How do we use writing to … Continue reading

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Move Along, Folks: How to Pace Your Novel with Kay Kenyon

One agent who gets 10,000 pitches a month says that 95% of rejected manuscripts are paced too slowly. We can fix this! This pacing workshop is for beginning and intermediate-level novelists and exposes classic pacing mistakes, large and small. We’ll … Continue reading

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