Online: Digital Fantasy Novel Intensive

A portrait of CS Pacat

C.S. Pacat
15 January 2018 - 6:00 to 04 June 2018 - 7:30
C.S. Pacat
Emerging
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.

Webinars: Mondays 15 January, 5 February, 5 March, Tuesday 3 April, Mondays 7 May and 4 June, 6-7.30pm

Submissions of 3,000 words due midnight Wednesdays 14 February, 14 March, 11 April and 16 May

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 C.S. 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.

Bursary

There is one free place available in this intensive for an LGBTIQA+ and/or CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) writer. To apply for this place, email program@writersvictoria.org.au with your expression of interest.

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

Online: Beginners Short Story Clinic, Wednesday 7 February

Online: Intermediate Short Story Clinic, 7 February

Online: Advanced Short Story Clinic, 21 February

Online: Poetry Clinic, 21 February

Online: How to Write… about your work, 19 March

Online: Storytelling for Social Change, 15 May

Online: Digital Memoir Intensive, 12 June
 

Event Fee(s)
Member $ 620.00
Concession Member $ 600.00
Non-Member $ 720.00

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