SCIENCE FICTION ONLINE CLASS
Bring the Science Fiction World to Life Like It’s Never Been Done Before.
The most creative of all story forms poses several unique challenges. But our Science Fiction Online Class shows you how to surmount every one.
We love Science Fiction because it is so creative, down to the very last details of the story world. The best science fiction shows social and universal evolution on the grandest scale. You are the sorcerer, predicting and imagining the natural and techno forces changing our world right now.
This online class takes you step-by-step through the storytelling process, from one-line idea to final script, so that you can write an excellent work of fiction. In each of the lessons, you will first study the material and then complete the appropriate writing exercise.
Send your written responses to the exercises to firstname.lastname@example.org for comprehensive feedback. Then proceed to the next lesson. John Truby has designed the lessons in the order that will produce your best work in the shortest amount of time. However, you are free to take the lessons in any order you wish.
The Science Fiction Lessons:
Lesson 1 – Learn the unique problems you will encounter in writing a science fiction story and write one or two lines explaining how you will avoid each of them.
Lesson 2 – Find out the basic principles of the new physics that will serve as the foundation for your science fiction world.
Lesson 3 – Come up with a theory of change of the universe. Create a single arena for your story, even though you may cover vast space. Detail the universe.
Lesson 4 – Flesh out the main character’s need and desire. Detail the main opponent.
Lesson 5 – Describe the key story beats for your science fiction story. Crosscut characters and storylines to get a complex weave.
Lesson 6 – Detail how you will transcend the science fiction story to write something original and powerful.
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