Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy
What you'll learn
- Learn all about the most popular science fiction and fantasy genres.
- Explore plot techniques for space travel, time travel, psy power, magic and more.
- Discover the easy way to structure your character's story.
- Learn techniques that will bring your writing to life.
- Publish your novel using these simple steps.
- Brainstorm marketing and sales techniques that will make you a bestseller!
- Open to all aspiring writers, young or old, experienced or just getting started
In this lively and fun course, author and mentor Steve Alcorn and screenwriter Dani Alcorn, show you how to achieve success. During the past decades they've helped more than 30,000 aspiring writers structure their stories, and many are now in print. You can be next!
Learn Techniques for Creating Great Science Fiction and Fantasy
Will you use space travel, time travel or psy powers in your story? If so, you need to understand the choices, limitations, costs and believability of each of these technologies and abilities.
Explore all the different types of magic, its uses and limitations. You'll be amazed at all the different types of magic powers, and how they interact. Then discover how the cost of magic is a vital ingredient in any fantasy story.
Create New Worlds and New Civilizations
When you create a new world, you need to pay attention to every element, from geology to weather, astronomy to biology. We'll show you how to keep track of each topic, and make sure they interrelate logically.
We break it down so you CAN write your novel or screenplay
This fascinating workshop teaches you how to write your story in six simple steps. We break it down so YOU can do it successfully.
Write Your Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel or Screenplay in 6 Simple Steps
This fascinating workshop teaches you how to write your story in six simple steps. We break it down so YOU can do it successfully. You will learn the ins-and-outs of not just the writing craft but the business, too.
Step 1: You'll Learn What Makes Great Science Fiction and Fantasy
Step 2: You'll Create Your own World
Step 3: Structure Your Story
Step 4: You'll Create Your Manuscript
Step 5: You'll Learn to Polish your Manuscript
Step 6: You'll Discover how to actually SELL Your Manuscript
Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy gives you lifetime access to 50 info-packed video lectures, and over seven solid hours of knowledgeable instruction. You also become one in a community, all working hard to achieve the same goal: to write a novel and see it published. And you can browse and participate in all the discussions!
Who this course is for:
- First time authors
- Published authors looking for fresh ideas
- Authors with unfinished or unpolished manuscripts
Steve Alcorn is a theme park designer, author, teacher, and the founder of Writing Academy. His novels include mysteries, young adult stories, historic fiction and romance. His is also the author of How to Fix Your Novel.
Steve has helped more than 30,000 aspiring writers structure their novels, through the online learning programs of 1500 colleges and universities worldwide. Many of his students are now published authors, and you can be, too!
Dani is the author of the Young Adult novel The Last Telepath, and three screenplays:
A Quintessence of Dust, a science fiction riff on what would happen if Hamlet met Bladerunner
How to Catch an Englishman, a romantic comedy about moving overseas in search of an eligible bachelor
Do No Harm, a drama that explores the ethical choices facing a heart surgeon when her personal and professional lives collide
Dani graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northwestern University, where she majored in Psychology and Radio, Television, & Film.