Cancelled – Writing Speculative Fiction

Marianne de Pierres

Saturday 14 March, 10am-4pm

Full Price: $200

Member: $140

Conc Member: $120

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.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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

Participant Requirements

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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