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Do you love playing games? Ever want to write your own or for someone else? In this class, join industry veteran Monica Valentinelli for insight on how to write your own game or for your favorite type of game. Monica … Continue reading
AKA Managing Your Writing Career. A publishing career is made up a lot of alone time writing/thinking, a lot of waiting, a lot of rejections, and brief moments of success. Sometimes it is difficult to feel like you are succeeding … 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 Pyr, to … Continue reading
The process of novel-writing varies greatly, but one thing is always true: a butt must go into a chair and the words must be written. Come find out how to get past sticking points through a combination of lecture and … Continue reading
It’s easy to find books about how to write novels… but much harder to find advice on how to manage long-running series. M.C.A. Hogarth, author of over 38 series books, is here to spare you her own growing pains by detailing … Continue reading
How do you create a world that feels immersive to your reader without drowning them in description? What details should be included — and what should be left out? Cat Rambo gives you twelve tools to use for creating immersive … Continue reading
Every writer hits the question of how best to write characters other than ourselves, and gender can pose one major difference. How do you write about a gender other than your own? How have Western ideas of gender fractured and … Continue reading
Cyberpunk. Steampunk. Dieselpunk. Solarpunk. Splatterpunk. Hopepunk. Monkpunk. And more. Is it meaningful to add -punk to a genre name or just a marketing maneuver? What do the tenets behind the punk music movement add to the various genres it’s influenced? … Continue reading
How to Write Steampunk & Weird Western will cover gathering and using historical details, ethical implications of both genres, basic mechanical concepts, economic underpinnings, creating texture, dialogue considerations, and more. Plus we’ll do some fun writing exercises. A combination of … Continue reading
If you’ve ever found yourself choosing between possible endings or plot twists, why not try a storytelling format that lets you explore them all? Games and interactive fiction invite the reader to join in the storytelling process, and invite the … Continue reading