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Week Two Recap

We are really cooking with rocket fuel now. Next week we will look at genres within genres, for when you are thinking about doing something a bit more sophisticated, but for now let’s just have a think about what you are going to spend your millions on. I heard a story once, about Axl Rose buying his girlfriend a heart-shaped swimming pool the day before she dumped him. It probably isn’t true, but that is the sort of thing you should be aiming for. Have you considered buying an island?… Read more Week Two Recap

A list of possible reboots

A beginners guide to writing science fiction, fantasy, etc for male literary fiction writers who have decided to give it a go, possibly for financial reasons, despite having no real knowledge of, or interest in, the form.  Lesson Eight. Stealing Other People’s Ideas So you have knocked out a science fiction book but Hollywood hasn’t called. Don’t panic. Here is a list of stuff that is due a reboot. Could you write a script for one of them? Then, when Hollywood does call and says they really like the planet… Read more A list of possible reboots

Week One Recap.

A beginners guide to writing science fiction, fantasy, etc for male literary fiction writers who have decided to give it a go, possibly for financial reasons, despite having no real knowledge of, or interest in, the form.  So, it’s time to see what you have learned so far. Have a go at this fun quiz and see how you are doing? Question One. What is your novel going to be about? a) A man feeling a bit sad. Oh yeah, and global warming has happened. b) A man feeling a… Read more Week One Recap.