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Writing Speculative Short Stories with Lisa L. Hannett
Meet Your Teacher: Lisa L. Hannett (1:19)
Why Write Short Speculative Fiction?
What is Speculative Fiction?
Suggested Exercise: Why Short Stories?
The Beauty of Writing Short
Suggested Exercise: Why Speculate?
Advantages of Writing Speculative Stories
Your Teacher: Why I Write Speculative Short Stories
Suggested Exercises: Generating Ideas
Your Teacher: Getting Strange Ideas in Everyday Places
Suggested Exercises: Write What You Know?
Speculative Fiction and the Trick of "Writing What You Know"
Reading = Knowledge
Time to Write!
Suggested Exercises: World-Building and Avoiding Info-Dumps
Creating Credible Worlds
Your Teacher: How Much World-building is Too Much?
Suggested Exercises: Extraordinary But Real Characters
We’ll Never Know Them the Way You Do…
Plotting or Pantsing?
Suggested Exercises: Experimenting with Plot
Your Teacher: There's No "Right" Way to Plot
The Importance of Structure and Strong Openings
Examples of Opening Lines and Paragraphs
Suggested Exercises: Where to Start?
Trimming the Fat
Thank you! (0:24)
Suggested Further Reading
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