Speculative Fiction and Magical Realism
WRITING X 413.9E
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Kickstart your imagination with this introductory course on writing beyond the ordinary and in alternate realities.
What you can learn.
- Use visualization and acting techniques to challenge your creativity
- Complete writing prompts and exercises to generate story ideas
- Learn to bend reality in service to your story's core truths
- Understand how to apply fanciful techniques to prose writing
About this course:
Reality is frequently inaccurate. Why not accurately depict that? This workshop is dedicated to kick-starting your imagination with the help of visualization and acting exercises, Oulipo writing prompts, and other creative techniques. We will take a leap beyond the ordinary with examples on how to craft an engaging alternate reality, flesh out an enthralling non-human character, or dream up an unforgettable story line in space. At the end of 10 weeks, you’ll have a better grip on how to apply creative writing techniques designed to help you think outside the box for your own speculative fiction story.