Events

Using Language to Build Your Fantasy World with Walt Boyes

03/06/2024 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM PT
Creating coherent names and language to make your fantasy world more real

Writing Disabled Characters with John Wiswell

03/12/2024 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM PT

Better Futures through Solarpunk with Andrew Dana Hudson

03/16/2024 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM PT
Writing fiction that tackles the Earth's biggest climate challenges today and tomorrow

Avoiding Common Pitfalls in Writing Climate Fiction with Sarena Ulibarri

04/04/2024 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM PT
What are the cliches and overused tropes of solarpunk and cli-fi, and how can we dig deeper as writers to find fresh approaches? How do writers balance the thorny issues of climate change with a compelling narrative?

Using All the Senses with David D. Levine

04/18/2024 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM PT
Explore lesser-known ideas to create richer and more detailed imagined worlds.

Introduction to Writing YA Speculative Fiction with Diana Ma

04/20/2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT
Understand the fundamental main elements of a YA novel with tips, examples, and writing exercises on characters and voice for YA speculative fiction.

Crafting Your Writing Group with Rashida J. Smith

05/14/2024 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM PT
How to find (or assemble) a cohort of writers to help grow your craft and keep motivated to finish your projects.

Exploring New Suns with Tara Campbell

02/24/2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT
By discussing stories in New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color, Volume 2 as writers, we can determine which tools and techniques resonate.

Outlining for Pantsers with Henry Lien

02/10/2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT
A painless but powerful technique to create a plot outline for a novel or story without killing spontaneity or discovery.

Big Punch in a Little Package: Creating Short Stories that Sizzle and Sell with KC Grifant

02/06/2024 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM PT
Tips and resources to writing—and selling—short stories.

From Fiction to Hollywood

01/20/2024 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM PT
A conversation with authors & screenwriters Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due

Have the Last Laugh with Sarina Dorie

01/19/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT
Try out various exercises and techniques to incorporate humor into your writing.