Welcome to
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing!

Have you always harbored a secret (or not so secret) yearning to write? This course is designed to help you learn many of the skills you need to write successful science fiction and fantasy stories. You can use the skills you'll learn here in other kinds of storytelling, as well.

Whether you're trying to write for the first time, or have been at it for a while, you'll probably find some useful tips here. The course is intended mainly for younger (high school and middle school) writers, but it covers fundamentals you can build on no matter what your age.

You can choose between two approaches:

• Quick Launch – Grab a few suggestions and get started writing.

• Hyperspace – Learn in depth about the elements of successful story writing.

Switch between approaches anytime you want. You can follow the navigation bar on the left to any Hyperspace section that looks interesting.* However, the sections build upon each other, so there's a benefit to following them in sequence.

There are no rules, exactly. But we do have what you might call guidelines. And that's to have fun writing!

*If you don't see a nav bar on the left side of the screen, click home.

 
 

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