Spectrum: The London Science Fiction & Fantasy Writer's Group is a group of active writers in the Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and other speculative fiction realms, who get together to critique each others work, share knowledge, and generally encourage one another.
Members are serious about their writing, open to honest criticism, and willing to offer critical insight to their fellow writers.
You can find our website at this group is for: writers of speculative fiction working on short story, novel and similar formats.
We have the occasional screen writer, but note this group primarily focuses on the published format.
This is a course about how to tell a story about something that isn’t real, and how to make that believable. Coming up with ideas, shaping them into a basic plan and setting goals. Your characters are defined by their environment, and they affect it in turn. • Story Elements: Establishing a Problem – the Key to a Plot. Find the emotional spikes, the peaks of excitement, the pivotal situations that will provoke different emotions. If you’d prefer to use another email address for the course correspondence or if you’re paying on behalf of another student, when you have processed the payment, please send the relevant email address and name for the course correspondence to [email protected]
What’s your core concept, what kind of world do your characters inhabit? Think ecology, with everything connected, affecting everything else. If your problem is something that doesn’t exist in the real world, how do you make it emotionally compelling? How to pitch, how publishers make decisions and what to expect from the process. Being deliberate about your scene-setting and storytelling technique. How it works and what to expect from your editor, designer and the production process. Once you have processed the payment, we will email you within 24 hours to confirm receipt.
Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy is a free online course teaching the fundamentals of writing stories.
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And it’s a pretty big problem, at least if you’re a jobbing sci-fi author who would like to get read (and hence paid)…the problem is that your novum, even when it sounds mighty interesting, is actually mighty boring.
But the divorce is only the surface, exterior level of the story.