Science Fiction and Fantasy Novel II

WRITING X 416.2E

Continue your sci fi or fantasy novel in progress in this workshop focusing on plot structure and scenecraft.

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Remote
Starting at $695.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

About this course:

The second of a two-course sequence, this workshop expands on the development of story concept, worldbuilding, character, and plot explored in the first course. This second workshop focuses on critical but underemphasized aspects of compelling science fiction and fantasy novels, including plot structure and scenecraft. The workshop also interrogates accepted tropes and structures of science fiction and fantasy novels by exploring non-Western storytelling structures, including the East Asian four-act structure and nested or circular story structures from East Asia, South Asia, and the Muslim world. The workshop also includes a rigorous workshop within a workshop that teaches students how to create a plot grid that will map out their novel from the beat level all the way up to the act level, while tracking all plot threads for rhythm and pacing. Students will learn how to shape and manipulate that plot grid into a satisfying and deliberate act structure. The goal is to complete fifty polished pages of a novel and a work in progress version of the plot grid by the end of this two-course sequence.
Prerequisites
WRITING X 416.1E Science Fiction and Fantasy Novel I or comparable workshop experience. 

Summer 2022 Schedule

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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
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Instructor: Henry Lien
386824
Fee:
$695.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
ENROLL BY: Jun 28, 2022
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15. Internet access required. This course is held via video teleconference. Instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at the course meeting time as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation.
Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 12, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
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Tue Jun 28, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Tue Jul 5, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Tue Jul 12, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Tue Jul 19, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Tue Jul 26, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Tue Aug 2, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Tue Aug 9, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Tue Aug 16, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Tue Aug 23, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Tue Aug 30, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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