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Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Short Story Course

Learn how to create a SF/F/H short story in 4 weeks. From idea, to story-line and completed story to 3000 words. Work with Robert N Stephenson through email and messenger services to get one on one guidance through this short course.  When undertaking this course you will also get a FREE one year subscription to Aurealis Science Fiction/Fantasy and Horror magazine.


COST - AUD$195

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Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror - Long Course

Two study book course. Volumes 1 and 2 will be supplied in digital formal (.pdf) Print volumes are available at an extra cost of AUD$39.95 per book. Book one will be supplied after processing of the fee payment and book two will be supplied at the completion of all four assignments in book one.

Fees

Upfront 12 Month course AUD$595



  1. When undertaking this course you will also get a FREE one year subscription to Aurealis Science Fiction/Fantasy and Horror magazine. If applicable you may also also receive one year membership to the Australasian Horror Writers Association 


What The course Covers

Study Book 1 

Covering Assignments 1-4

Contents 

1) Introduction,  2) Where it All Began, 3) Becoming a Writer, 4) The Work Place,  5) Equipment,  6) Assignment Presentation,  7) Meditation – Contemplation, 8) What to Write  9) Writing Activity 1 10) Understanding Genre,  11) Fantastic Fiction,  12) Fantasy etc, 13) Urban and Paranormal, 14) Lofty Consideration, 15) Where Do You Get Your Ideas? 16) Creation of the Short Story, 17) Story Length, 18) Short Story Sample 19) Cliché Opening, 20) The Novel, 21) Activity 2 22) A Word from Richard Harland, 23) Writer's Groups, 24) Activity 3, 25) Elements of Story, 26) Thinking in Circles, 27) Writing the End, 28) An Overview of Plots, 29) A Summary, 30) Activity 4, 31) General Ignorance, 32) What are Themes, 33) It's All Just Fiction, 34) Sub-Genres, 35) The Final Appraisal, 36) Assignments 1 to 4 

Study Book 2  

Covering Assignments 5 - 8

Contents    

1)The Premise, 2)Show Don't Tell, 3)Activity 1, 4)The Question of Dialogue, 5)In Examination Pt1, 6) In Examination Part 2, 7)Exposition, 8)Activity 2, 9)The Scene -Intensive, 10)Activity 3,11) Structures - short/novel, 11)Activity 4, 12)Where Are We Now?, 13) Short Story, 14) Story - Cigarette Burns, 15)The Novel, 16) The Synopsis, 17) A Note on Characters, 18) Use of Senses, 19) Short Story - The Basement, 20)Building a Fantasy World, 20) Publishing, 21) Assignments 5-8