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Writing the Fantasy Novel

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Fantasy is an increasingly popular genre of fiction, and now is a great time to become a fantasy fiction writer! This course is perfect whether you have an idea for a book or even if you don't know where to start.

First off, you'll learn what separates fantasy fiction from other types of fiction.  You'll also try out an in-depth world-building exercise, which will help you create a system of magic as well as the different species that will live the world you're developing.  We'll also talk about creating characters, and you'll learn how to populate your world with unique, compelling, and interesting people.

We'll spend some time talking about the nuts and bolts of writing a fantasy novel, too.  You'll learn how to outline your book (if you even decide to outline!), come up with a theme, and then sit down and actually write.  We'll look at examples from other authors to show that writing is as individual as each person, and that there is no right way to write your book.

We'll talk about how to revise and edit so that when you complete it, your book will be essentially a finished product.  You'll also learn a little bit about publishing your book, including the differences between self-publishing and traditional publishing, and you'll decide which type will work better for you.  Finally, I'll share some tips about how to stay motivated and actually complete your novel—because, after all, writing is hard work! But with the tools you'll gain in this course, you'll be ready to tackle your first fantasy novel.

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Please read:  BSC has partnered with Ed2Go, one of the industry leaders in online learning for adults, to provide this online class. Most Ed2Go classes start either the 2nd or 3rd Wednesday of each month. All registrations after the class start date will be enrolled in the next month’s class session.

These six-week online instructor-led courses are the perfect way to learn a new skill or enhance your existing ones. You'll spend roughly two to four hours each week completing two engaging lessons in an enjoyable, interactive learning environment. Expert instructors develop and lead every course, and you'll be able to interact with them and with fellow students in online discussion areas. Upon completing a course with a passing score, you'll get an award of completion.

Fee: 

$99.00


Registration Closes On
Monday, June 30, 2025 @ 12:00 AM

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