Writing Speculative Fiction: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror: Teacher's Edition

Writing Speculative Fiction: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror: Teacher's Edition

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Overview

This textbook develops an 18-week program designed to guide prospective students through creating their own speculative fiction story, that is, a science fiction, fantasy, or horror story. Designed for homeschoolers and small-school settings, this textbook draws on excerpts from dozens of speculative fiction authors and writing experts. It gives detailed information about genre, cultural world building, physical world building, plot, character, character arc, heroes, villains, sidekicks, bystanders, description, conflict and tension, editing and revising, "your first chapter," voice, words and worldview, science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Each chapter in the course contains exercises for students, including extra credit activities, in addition to guiding the creating of an individual short story.

The teacher's edition includes a section on scope and sequence and contains answer keys.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640084384
Publisher: Bear Publications
Publication date: 06/29/2017
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SCOPE AND SEQUENCE v

STUDENT INTRODUCTION 9

CHAPTER ONE: GENRE 11

CHAPTER TWO: CULTURAL WORLD-BUILDING 27

CHAPTER THREE: MORE CULTURAL WORLD-BUILDING 43

CHAPTER FOUR: PHYSICAL WORLD-BUILDING 61

CHAPTER FIVE: PLOT 75

CHAPTER SIX: MORE PLOT 92

CHAPTER SEVEN: CHARACTER 110

CHAPTER EIGHT: HEROES, VILLAINS, SIDEKICKS, AND BYSTANDERS 134

CHAPTER NINE: CHARACTER ARC 148

CHAPTER TEN: DESCRIPTION 165

CHAPTER ELEVEN: CONFLICT AND TENSION 179

CHAPTER TWELVE: EDITING, REVISING 196

CHAPTER THIRTEEN: YOUR FIRST CHAPTER 210

CHAPTER FOURTEEN: VOICE 226

CHAPTER FIFTEEN: WORDS AND WORLDVIEWS 242

CHAPTER SIXTEEN: SCIENCE FICTION 267

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: FANTASY 284

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: HORROR 299

EXTRA CREDIT ACTIVITIES 320

GLOSSARY 321

LISTS OF RECOMMENDED WORKS 324

HELPFUL WEBSITES ACTIVE AT TIME OF PUBLICATION 330

INDEX 331

AUTHOR & CONTRIBUTORS 336

ANSWER KEY 338

VOCABULARY QUIZZES 386

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