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Winter School: Writing Science Fiction



Michael Pryor




Looking to learn the ins and outs of Science Fiction? Want to know how to create convincing and immersive alternative worlds?

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Michael Pryor


Keen to understand the difference between different SF sub-genres? Seeking insights into avoiding SF clichés? Curious about SF that doesn’t include robots, aliens or space travel? Hungering for tips on how to include robots, aliens and space travel? This workshop is for you.

You will learn

  • about world building
  • how to handle the integration of background detail
  • tips for creating that ‘willing suspension of disbelief’
  • how to avoid SF clichés
  • the difference between SF and Fantasy.

About Michael Pryor

Michael Pryor writes fantasy and science fiction, mostly for teenagers. He has published more than thirty novels and 50 something short stories. He is one of the co-publishers of Aurealis, Australia’s longest running Fantasy and SF magazine. He has been shortlisted for the Aurealis Award seven times, and seven of his books have been CBCA Notable books. His website is www.michaelpryor.com.au.

Winter School

Read more about other workshops in the Winter School series:

Winter School: Writing Grief and Trauma, 10 July

Winter School: How to Write Your Perfect YA Novel, 11 July

Winter School: Authorpreneurship - The Business of Creativity, 12 July

Winter School: A Crash Course in Freelance Journalism, 13 July

Winter School: Other People’s Lives – Storytelling and Ethics, 14 July

Winter School: Writing and Structuring Memoir, 15 July

Winter School: Lessons from Commercial Fiction, 16 July

Winter School: Writing Place, 17 July

Winter School: Writing and Advocacy, 18 July

Winter School: Finding Your Voice, 19 July

Winter School: Writing for Performance, 20 July

Winter School: Science Writing, 21 July

Winter School: Creativity 101, 22 July


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Registration for this event ended on 21 July 2017 - 4:00
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