Category Archives: How to Write

SF Fantasy courses online free

Iain M Banks Hydrogen Sonata
Iain M Banks Hydrogen Sonata – part of the Culture series

We are adding more free online SF and Fantasy how to write content over the next few months. To sign up for alerts, just go to our home page. This will include:

  • SF world building – world meaning context, and usually actual worlds
  • Fantasy world building
  • How to avoid – or disguise – Infodumps
  • FTL – faster than light travel – allowed or not?
  • Portals – journey to another world/dimension – from that wardrobe to the Cat in the Hat – they are everywhere
  • Differences between SF and Fantasy

Also:

Writing a series
Making a pilot for a TV or film series
Research – technology and concepts
Research the market – don’t rewrite someone else’s idea
SF Fantasy Characters
SF Fantasy Plotting
SF Fantasy Conflict

Geoff Davis - Nnn Goes Mobile - Cyber VR novel from 1994
Geoff Davis – Nnn Goes Mobile – Cyber VR novel from 1994

And last but certainly not least:

Finding new ideas

Some are specific to SF and Fantasy, as things are somewhat different – or are they?