Science Fiction, Fantastical, Supernatural with Angela Meyer
How to write long-form speculative fiction with Angela Meyer
All fiction ‘speculates’, but the genres explored in this workshop – the science fictional, the fantastical and the supernatural – go beyond current or concrete reality. From 1984 and The Handmaid’s Tale through to recent Australian novels such as Terra Nullius, speculative fiction can be a powerful genre for examining big ideas.This workshop encourages students to figure out what they would like to speculate on, and suggests avenues and techniques for exploring these ideas.
You will learn:
- To generate imaginative ideas
- The importance of world-building
- How to create genuine characters
- To incorporate action and conflict into your plot
Scroll down to see the full course curriculum and a list of frequently asked questions.
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Angela Meyer’s debut novel, A Superior Spectre, is set in both the near future and 19th century Scotland. It is published by Ventura in Australia and New Zealand and is due for release in the UK with Saraband in Autumn 2019. By day, Angela is a publisher for Echo Publishing.