Online: Digital Fantasy Novel Intensive

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Portrait of CS Pacat

CS Pacat
01 May 2017 - 6:00 to 02 October 2017 - 7:30
CS Pacat
The best fantasy novels are the ones that keep you immersed until 3am—but how do you write a great fantasy novel? This workshop will take you through the key stages of writing a page-turning fantasy, from coming up with ideas, through plotting, to final manuscript and publication. It will offer practical techniques, breaking down some of the most successful methods used in popular fantasy. Tackle your project through a combination of webinars and submissions of your own work

You’ll receive direct feedback from your tutor and fellow course participants on your writing. Theoretical components will be taught in conjunction with practical exercises and you’ll also be given feedback on your work to make your writing stronger.

Submissions of up to 3,000 words due midnight Wednesdays 7 June, 5 July, 2 August and 6 September

Webinars: Mondays 1 May, 5 June, 3 July, 7 August, 4 September, 2 October, 6-7.30pm

You will learn

  • how to generate and refine ideas, including story, world building and characters
  • key plot, story and structure techniques for fantasy novels
  • effective pacing and exposition strategies
  • how fantasy writers create and control reader immersion
  • what to do next: the first steps in publishing your fantasy

About CS Pacat

CS Pacat is the author of the best-selling fantasy series ‘Captive Prince’. She has lived in a number of cities, including Tokyo and Perugia. Her first series began as an online serial, which attracted viral attention before being acquired by Penguin USA. The ‘Captive Prince’ trilogy went on to become a USA Today bestseller after being published to commercial success and critical acclaim.

Online courses

Recommended requirements for webinar access:

  • Windows 7 and higher / Mac OSX 10.7 and higher**
  • Newest version of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Chrome or Safari Web Browser
  • Wired (not WiFi) Broadband internet connection with an upload speed of 1 Mbps or more
  • Most recent version of Adobe Flash player:
  • Turn pop up blocker off or put in your allowed list

Read more about our other online courses, digital intensives, clinics and webinars:

Online: Digital Memoir Intensive, 30 January
Online: Beginners Short Story Clinic Wednesday 1 February
Online: Intermediate Short Story Clinic, 1 February
Online: Intro to Online Courses, 13 February
Online: Advanced Short Story Clinic, 15 February
Online: Poetry Clinic, 15 February
Online: Copywriting and Your Career, 8 March
Online: Pitch Tips, 24 May
Online: Digital Novel Intensive, 19 June
Online: How to Write… a funding application, 27 June

Registration fee
Concession Member $ 600.00
Member $ 620.00
Non-Member $ 720.00

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