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Fashion is a big part of science fiction and fantasy where clothes create a sense of settings and cultures. Since fashion is inextricably linked to both wealth and taboos, it can be an exciting way to develop the world of … Continue reading
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
This workshop will look at strategies to identify and avoid the doldrums of long fiction. Pacing is the speed at which the story unfolds for the reader. While some scenes call for a leisurely pace, the most common pacing error … Continue reading
You’ve got a first draft of your novel now, in all its messy glory. How do you go about revising it and getting it to the point where you’re ready to give it to your beta readers? How do you … Continue reading
Superheroes are everywhere, bursting from their comic book origins to dominate movies, TV, and even novels. Have an idea for a superhero story of your own? We’ll talk about developing superpowered characters, superheroic worldbuilding, and how to bring it all … Continue reading
An outline is one of your best tools for writing a novel, but how do you figure what happens, when, where, and to whom? How do you deal with plots when they go astray and how do you weave multiple … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Have you ever wanted to tell a story in letters, journal entries, or even captain’s logs? But how do you craft a cohesive story out of these fragmented pieces? In this workshop and lecture class, you’ll learn what makes epistolary … Continue reading
Writers are often encouraged to focus on developing their voice, much of which comes from how they approach point of view in their work. In this class, you’ll work with Tracy Townsend, author of the Thieves of Fate series from … Continue reading