Writing Speculative Fiction: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror: Student Edition

Writing Speculative Fiction: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror: Student Edition

by Lelia Rose Foreman, Travis Perry

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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.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640084414
Publisher: Bear Publications
Publication date: 07/20/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 360
File size: 5 MB

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER ONE: GENRE

CHAPTER TWO: CULTURAL WORLD-BUILDING

CHAPTER THREE: MORE CULTURAL WORLD-BUILDING

CHAPTER FOUR: PHYSICAL WORLD-BUILDING

CHAPTER FIVE: PLOT

CHAPTER SIX: MORE PLOT

CHAPTER SEVEN: CHARACTER

CHAPTER EIGHT: HEROES, VILLAINS, SIDEKICKS, AND BYSTANDERS

CHAPTER NINE: CHARACTER ARC

CHAPTER TEN: DESCRIPTION

CHAPTER ELEVEN: CONFLICT AND TENSION

CHAPTER TWELVE: EDITING, REVISING

CHAPTER THIRTEEN: YOUR FIRST CHAPTER

CHAPTER FOURTEEN: VOICE

CHAPTER FIFTEEN: WORDS AND WORLDVIEWS

CHAPTER SIXTEEN: SCIENCE FICTION

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: FANTASY

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: HORROR

EXTRA CREDIT ACTIVITIES

GLOSSARY

LISTS OF RECOMMENDED WORKS

HELPFUL WEBSITES ACTIVE AT TIME OF PUBLICATION

AUTHOR & CONTRIBUTORS

VOCABULARY QUIZZES (answers in Teacher’s edition)

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