Adult Self-Paced Edition

Writing Speculative Fiction | Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror

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Overview

 

This self-help book uses an 18-step program designed to guide prospective authors through creating their own speculative fiction story, that is, a science fiction, fantasy, or horror story.

 

Designed for self-paced work, this book draws on excerpts from dozens of speculative fiction authors and writing experts.

It gives detailed information about genre, cultural world building, physical world building, plot, character, character arc, heroes, villains, sidekicks, bystanders, description, conflict and tension, editing and revising, "your first chapter," voice, words and worldview, science fiction, fantasy, and horror.

 

Each chapter in the course contains exercises for learners in addition to guiding the creating of an individual short story.

 

Available in hardcover and eBook.

 

Author: Lelia Rose Foreman

Genre: Non-Fiction / Educational

 

TABLE OF CONTENT

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER ONE: GENRE

CHAPTER TWO: CULTURAL WORLD BUILDING

CHAPTER THREE: MORE CULTURAL WORLD BUILDING

CHAPTER FOUR: PHYSICAL WORLD-BUILDING

CHAPTER FIVE: PLOT

CHAPTER SIX: MORE PLOT

CHAPTER SEVEN: CHARACTER

CHAPTER EIGHT: HEROES, VILLAINS, SIDEKICKS, AND BYSTANDERS

CHAPTER NINE: CHARACTER ARC

CHAPTER TEN: DESCRIPTION

CHAPTER ELEVEN: CONFLICT AND TENSION

CHAPTER TWELVE: EDITING, REVISING

CHAPTER THIRTEEN: YOUR FIRST CHAPTER

CHAPTER FOURTEEN: VOICE

CHAPTER FIFTEEN: WORDS AND WORLDVIEWS

CHAPTER SIXTEEN: SCIENCE FICTION

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: FANTASY

CHAPTER EIGHTEEEN: HORROR

GLOSSARY

LIST OF RECOMMENDED WORKS

HELPFUL WEBSITES ACTIVE AT TIME OF PUBLICATION

INDEX

AUTHOR & CONTRIBUTORS

 

  • ISBN-10: 9781640084476
  • ISBN-13: 978-1640084476
  • ASIN: 1640084479

 

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  • Robert A Carbajal (Friday, February 22 19 01:53 pm EST)

    I am a starving writer, (just kidding) this is what I hope will be my 3rd career. You recommended this book to me after my last rejection slip, from you! Hope I get some good tips. I know I need them.

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