How to Write Space Adventure (SF Sisters)
What you'll learn
- Conceive, write and perfect a Space Adventure novel
- You need some basic knowledge of storytelling.
- You want to write Science Fiction.
Do you want to write a book?
In particular, do you want to learn about writing a book in the genre of Science Fiction, Space Adventure?
Do you love classic SF?
This is one of two courses in which I'm going to show you some of the familiar conventions and tropes of 20th century SF. I'm going to show you how to approach plot, characters, world and story to create a convincing, optimistic vision of the future, at the same time as a satisfying read. But I'm going to apply, as I expect you to apply, experience and judgment to those conventions and tropes. I'm going to show you what's wrong with the way that both classic and contemporary SF is written, show you how to adapt the tropes and conventions so they will be meaningful to readers.
You will learn:
What makes it SF
How to define your rules for following the conventions of SF writing
How Space Adventure world building depends on character and story
How to create the right kind of characters for Space Adventure
How the characters in Space Adventure interact
How to conceive and design the plot of a Space Adventure
How to bring drag this old genre into the 21st century
In addition, there are numerous practice activities to consolidate your knowledge and ensure that you can see how to put it into practice in your own novel writing.
All the images used in the course are either original or NASA images in the public domain.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who wants to learn how to write a novel, especially genre fiction
I've spent the last 10 years working with authors to get their books ready for publication, and then getting them published in the new e-book/e-reader/print-on-demand market. Some of my authors have gone on to get publishing contracts, and others are both traditionally and self published, including multi-award-winner Kary English.
My regular clients rely on me to understand and stimulate their creative process. We work together from development of the first story idea , through the drafting, redrafting and editing, right up to packaging and book launch; or they call me in at whatever stage they need me.