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Learn how to write powerful fiction from a professional author. Creative fiction writing courses applying effort, drive, and passion - and mastering the fundamentals - anyone can become a published author.
Learn how to write engaging short stories with speculative-fiction author and Campbell Award juror Chris McKitterick as we cover a wide range of subjects including character, dialogue, expectations for various popular-fiction genres, idea generation, micro-writing, openings, plot, point of view, scenes, setting, structure, voice, and publication strategies.
Practice self-editing by reading, critiquing, and discussing successful stories as well as each other's fiction. Students write fragments and two complete short stories, plus revise one or submit a third story, with instructor permission for the final project.
Science fiction, fantasy, horror, magical realist, and other speculative-fiction genres all welcome as well as non-genre fiction! Click here for the poster.
Click here to see a version of the syllabus. Like the summer version of this course, this regular-semester version also alternates between the SF short story click for a prior syllabus and the SF novel click for a prior syllabus.
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Speculative-fiction scholars need to confidently wield a variety of critical tools for research and publication in the field. Having a solid foundation in traditional and emerging critical approaches is vital for the publishing and research futures of advanced SF scholars. This graduate seminar prepares students planning to undertake serious scholarship on speculative fiction.
Students read and discuss a variety of critical essays and pieces of fiction, then apply these approaches to the fiction.
To prepare for professional work in the field, students are encouraged to submit their papers to the important critical SF journals and present them at relevant conferences. Originally available as ENGL until ; available again in as a specially arranged course - watch for a unique line number when offered again.
Philosophy and Science Fiction Join a philosophy professor and an SF author on a journey of exploration as we use science fiction to investigate the philosophical questions that lie at the heart of SF literature. To remain vital, philosophy needs to be nourished by outside disciplines.
In this course, we will use SF's "What if? Thought-experiments exist before experiment. Science fiction helps us think outside of traditional frameworks - and ourselves - offering new, creative engines for researchers.
Class format is 13 weeks centered around various themes followed by two weeks of student presentations. Students write weekly reading responses, two papers using the techniques and craft of both philosophy and literary analysis, and a final research paper, demonstrating they have what it takes to be a philosopher.
In the first half of thematic class, the instructors present materials, pose arguments, and model philosophical approaches through question, response, and so on; students bring objections and arguments, and participate in vigorous and collaborative debate.
After break, we'll have more open discussion. Check back for updates and a syllabus. Offered as ENGL Check back for updates. If you are interested in helping organize or participate in this event, let us know! More to come - stay tuned! In fact, the musician George Clinton was engaging the concept long before the term was coined.
Jimi Hendrix, whose music influenced Clinton, was also interested in SF. My PhD is in literature, so much of my approach is literary. But much of my independent research has been in musicology, ethnomusicology, and dance and performance. So I combine of these approaches when I engage music critically.
KU is one of the few places you can do that! Here's a quick intro: The minor is open to KU undergraduates, but is especially appealing to students already majoring in one of the key core areas identified in the program:Online fiction writing courses focus on various aspects of writing fiction, such as story ideas, novel writing, fiction writing terms and fiction writing techniques.
The list below is a mix of. From courses focusing on a beginner’s guide to fiction writing to writing short stories, your options are simply limitless! Classes range in dates and length, though you . Creative Writing Prompts collection of writing prompts and story starters for writers.
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Creative Writing Gotham Writers Workshop is a creative home in New York City and Online where writers develop their craft and come together in the spirit of discovery and fellowship.
We’ve been teaching creative writing and business writing since Advanced Fiction Writing Techniques Give your writing momentum with these author secrets. This course is ideal for: Graduates of Creative Writing Stage 1 or if you have completed an equivalent introductory fiction writing course You will: Take your creative writing to the next level.
The Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction is the umbrella for everything [email protected]! Each year we offer many literature, fiction-writing, and science & technology courses, plus educational events in Lawrence, at the University of Kansas, and abroad.