Novel Writing for Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers

The Little Girl and her Giant Crocodile, Mauro Lira
The Little Girl and her Giant Crocodile, Mauro Lira
Well, I found a way to offer a companion course through the City of Whitehorse for anyone interested in working on a science fiction/ fantasy novel. It’ll be programmed just like the Yukon College course, with everyone joining up with NaNoWriMo (national novel writing month) in November, but all the examples and focus of the course will be on sci-fi/fantasy writing.

In fact, we’ll be picking up some tips from some of the oldest fantasy epics: Gilgamesh, the Odyssey, Journey to the West, the Ramayana, Beowulf, 1001 Nights, the Bible….

There’s a companion lecture series on what people might enjoy about those epics today, offered to the general public, called We All Began With Fantasy that will begin in September. It’ll be broader than just fantasy writing in the lectures, but I’m hoping to make a case for the relevancy of fantasy today–since it plays a prominent role in most world cultures.

The course will be 12 weeks long and start in late September. We need 8 people to have it make and can hold up to 16. If you are interested give the City of Whitehorse some contact through their Leisure Guide in the Fall or contact Mia Lee at mia.lee@whitehorse.ca and ask for times and ways to sign up. Come write that novel this Fall.

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