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Kij Johnson & Barbara J. Webb

1-5 August 2022, online.

Are you working on – or thinking about – a science fiction or fantasy novel you want to write? Novel Architects Kij Johnson and Barbara J. Webb can show you how to build it. We have eighteen years’ experience teaching writers how to plan and build SF/F novels, helping everyone from experienced professional novelists like R. F. Kuang and Tina Connolly to talented new writers just getting their start.

The Fantasy and Science Fiction Novel Master Class is a single intensive week online: fifteen hours of talks and discussion directed toward helping you design and detail your best novel. By the end of the class, you’ll have been presented with the tools necessary to create a novel: the specific requirements of the form and genre as well as novel-focused discussions of character, worldbuilding and immersion strategies, plot and structure, and BB.

This master class is not a workshop, but five sessions that include advice specific to your projects:

  • Day One: What we do and how. Planners, pantsers, and blueprints.
  • Day Two: Plots and structure.
  • Day Three: World building.
  • Day Four: Characters and interactions.
  • Day Five: Problem-solving your book before it starts.

For more personalized support, Kij and Barbara offer substantial discounts on their Personal Blueprinting sessions for attendees of the Fantasy and Science Fiction Novel Master Class.

Dates and time: Online, 1-4pm Central Time, 1-5 August 2022. (Next Master Class will be in early December 2022.)

Cost: $800 (half due on acceptance, half before the workshop starts)

To apply:

Send an email to: kijjohnson@gmail.com AND bjwebb@gmail.com

Subject line: 2022 Master Class

Please give us your name, contact information, a paragraph or two about yourself and your writing, and a one- or two-paragraph synopsis or discussion of the book you are interested in writing. If you don’t have a specific book in mind, let us know that. Deadline is 7/21.