ONLINE Writing Speculative Short Stories
4 weeks | TUESDAYS | 1-3pm MT
Begins April 4, 2023 |
Instructor: Holly Schofield
MEMBER PRICE: $127.50 (with member coupon AWCSM25)
NON-MEMBER PRICE: $170.00
Just starting out? Had some success and stalled?
In this 4-week online workshop, Holly Schofield will guide you through the multiple skill sets needed to take a speculative idea and turn it into a story. Learn about story promise, internal and external conflict, setting-character-plot interconnections, tenses and POV implications, and finding your voices(plural!), as well as revision techniques, story markets and submission tips, self-motivation, and more.
Each student will turn in very short assignments at the start of each session, to be discussed in class. By the end of the class, each student will have set specific goals and created a plan of action.
This workshop welcomes adult writers of any level who have a keen interest in writing short speculative fiction.
This is an interactive online class using the Zoom web platform.
Holly Schofield is a Canadian writer and editor with over 100 speculative short stories in print. Her works have appeared in such publications as Lightspeed, Analog, and Canada's own Tesseracts, are used in university curricula, and have been translated into multiple languages. Her publications have garnered favorable reviews from Publisher's Weekly and Tor.com, as well as a starred Kirkus review. Holly has been a juror for several organizations that award grants to writers and has been a story contest judge.. She has been a workshop professional at WWC, VCon, and Creative Ink Festival, and served as a writing mentor through SFWA and Ancestral Futures. She is an active member of SFWA, the media content coordinator for SF Canada, and a fiction editor at Solarpunk Magazine. Find her at hollyschofield.wordpress.com.