Writing Speculative Short Stories with Lisa L. Hannett
Join multiple Aurealis-winning author Lisa L. Hannett in this unique online writing course all about short-form speculative fiction.
There are dozens and dozens of international markets for publishing the many genres and subgenres that comprise this type of fiction. But what exactly is speculative fiction and how can we write stories that encapsulate and effectively communicate its big ideas in so few words?
This workshop highlights the essential elements of speculative fiction — strong world-building, engaging characters with unique voices, inventive plots, and captivating narrative structures – in order to help you to craft sharp and striking short stories within this thriving field of literature.
Whether you are absolutely new to the genre, or you already have a few publications under your belt, this workshop will offer relevant tips and exercises aimed to refine your writing style, to help you convey strange settings and situations without info-dumping, and to strengthen the shape of your stories so that readers are hooked right from the very first paragraph.
This course is designed to take you 7-8 hours to complete, but can be accomplished in short stages, or at your convenience.
“Thanks for the excellent speculative fiction course from Lisa L. Hannett. I followed the exercises and wrote a short story, which was accepted for publication in The Big Issue‘s annual fiction edition! This is the first time I’ve tried writing fiction since university days (15 years ago), and wouldn’t have happened without the course, so thank you!”
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