Spec Fest: One-Weekend Intensive—Four Neglected Secrets of Writing Memorable Speculative Fiction with Henry Lien

$325.00 Members
$350.00 Non-members

In this workshop we’ll focus on four neglected techniques to create compelling speculative fiction. We’ll utilize games, lightning writing prompts, method acting, and other exercises to create hybrid concepts that the world has never seen before. We’ll explode foundations of Western storytelling by exploring non-Western traditions that aren’t based on conflict, tension, or resolution, and do not focus on a rising self-esteem or empowerment arc. We’ll build an arsenal of tricks to hide infodumps such as arguments and social media posts and learn about scene craft from mediums such as film, TV, and video games. All participants will receive in-class, first-blush feedback on five pages from a work-in-progress.

This course is part of Spec Fest, a weekend-long celebration of all things speculative fiction. Check out the whole festival here.

Instructor: Henry Lien Learn More


Apr 10, 2021 9:00am - 12:00pmApr 11, 2021 9:00am - 12:00pm