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Science, Magic, and the Mundane: What Makes a Speculative World?
In this one-time class, students will analyze what makes objects in our ordinary mundane world seem normal - and then transform them from normal to fantastical objects to use in their own writing.
When we think of speculative worlds, such as those found in science fiction, high fantasy, and urban fantasy, we often wonder how the author managed to come up with fantastical ideas that are both believable and logical. At the same time, normally, we don’t stop to think about how much of the scientific in our world could easily be considered magical, or how our mundane life could also be seen as extraordinary. It’s easy enough to say that our technology would be fantastical to someone from a...
0Notebook/paper and pencil/pen. A handout may be given, but printing it is optional.
Meet the teacher
Greetings! My name is Val. I’m an editor, publisher, educator, and, of course, a voracious writer and reader, particularly in the scifi, fantasy, and mainstream genres. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Johnson State, and a Master of...
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1-12 learners per class