Learn the secrets to writing fantasy and science fiction in a way that sweeps readers into an imagined landscape and makes them want to go on reading! By the end of this one-day class, we will learn how to create new worlds that readers want to live in (or maybe escape from).
Other craft elements we’ll discuss include developing intriguing characters and shaping a page-turning plot that will make your readers long for a sequel. We will provide plenty of helpful writing prompts and exercises, and there will be time throughout the day to answer your questions about writing and publishing in this expanding genre of fiction.
Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction
Date: March 17
Time: 10 am - 3 pm (with one-hour lunch break)
Instructors: Dorothy Hearst and Mary Mackey
Maximum Enrollment: 9
Dorothy Hearst is the author of the fantasy trilogy The Wolf Chronicles from Simon & Schuster, an Indie Next pick described by Kirkus as "a vivid, enchanting tale of friendship, trust and adventure.” The books tell the story of how the wolf evolved into the dog from the point of view of a young wolf. Her new historical fiction chapter book series will be published by McElderry Books in 2019. Dorothy is an acquiring editor at Sounds True, and previously acquired books for Jossey-Bass/Wiley.
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Mary Mackey is the New York Times best-selling author of fourteen novels including The Village of Bones, a prequel to her internationally acclaimed Earthsong Series. Mary’s novels have been praised by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Jean Auel, Ursula Le Guin, Pat Conroy, and Marija Gimbutas for their vividness and story-telling magic. Translated into twelve foreign languages and published by Harper Collins, Doubleday, Putnam, Penguin, and Simon & Schuster, they have sold over a million and a half copies.
More about Mary: www.marymackey.com