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Science, Magic, Mundane: How to Write Speculative Worlds - Week-Long Intensive
Students will develop alternate ways of viewing reality, learn how to analyze these newly realized aspects from an author’s point of view, and then build upon that knowledge in order to create new worlds of science and/or fantasy.
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Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries
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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...
By the end of this class students will have developed alternate ways of viewing what reality is, how to analyze these newly realized aspects from an author’s point of view, and how to build upon that knowledge in order to create new worlds of science and/or fantasy.
Students will create lists outside of class of scientific, magical, and mundane everyday objects and experiences to be used in class, as well as short writing assignments to create a fully-fleshed out story.
Notebook/paper and pencil/pen. A handout may be given for reference, but printing it is optional.
3 hours 40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Val GryphinEducator / Publisher / Author / Editor / Business Owner
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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...