Class – No More Lone Wolves: Writing Characters in Community

Next class date: Sunday, March 19, 2023, 9:30-11:30 AM Pacific time.

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 a questing party, a starship bridge crew, or even a crowded court with its nobles and warriors and plots. Outside of fiction, people tend to form communities, temporary and permanent, as they move through their lives, so why should your characters be any different?

Join Catherine Lundoff for a workshop and discussion on writing communities for your fictional characters and making them come alive for your readers.


Classes are taught online 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. They are recorded for the benefit of class members only.

Cost is $99 ($79 for returning students and Patreon supporters, which includes classes/workshops with me in other venues, such as conference or convention workshops and mentoring sessions). Patreon supporters receive a discount or free classes, depending on their support level.

To register for this class, send an email with the following details:

  • Which class or classes and the dates you would like to register
  • Whether you would prefer to pay via Paypal, Venmo, or some other means.
  • Whether or not you are a former student or Patreon supporter
  • How you heard about Cat’s classes

You will be invoiced when the class slot is reserved.

Free scholarships: 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 can’t currently afford the class. To apply for a Plunkett, which covers the entire cost,mail me and tell me why you want to take the class in 100 words or less. QUILTBAG and PoC candidates are especially encouraged to apply. 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.

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