Cancelled – Writing Speculative Fiction
This workshop has been cancelled.
Award-winning science fiction author Marianne de Pierres will conduct a comprehensive writing speculative fiction course. Participants will learn how to amass the right tools for world building; how to create convincing worlds that are authentic, logical, and original; and how to effectively blend the sub-genres of speculative fiction to create more exotic stories.
The workshop will also be broken up into sections that explore the concept of creating adaptable content for new media; how to survive and stay relevant in the brave new world of publishing; and how to make creative content applicable across a plethora of storytelling platforms. Finally, a section of the workshop will be devoted to discussing the current state of the speculative fiction publishing industry and sharing useful insights for publishing.
- Excellence in world-building
- How to successfully blend speculative fiction genres
- How to create speculative fiction for the new world of publishing
- Current industry insight
Optional: If you would like – please send in 1000 words of a current work in progress at least a week prior to the workshop to give the tutor context for the workshop. (Please note, you will not receive direct feedback on these submissions.)
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About the tutor
Marianne de Pierres
Marianne de Pierres is the author of the popular Parrish Plessis trilogy and the award-winning Sentients of Orion and Peacemaker series. The Parrish Plessis series has been translated into ten languages and adapted into a role-playing game. Marianne has also authored children’s and young adult stories, notably the Night Creatures trilogy, a dark fantasy series for teens. She is an active supporter of genre fiction and has mentored […]