SCIENCE FICTION HORROR FANTASY NOVEL CLASS
Have you always dreamed of writing whimsical tales that take place in a futuristic world of your own creation? In this five week Los Angeles science fiction horror fantasy novel class, successful science fiction writer and horror movie writer, Jennifer Brody will share her recipe for crafting an irresistible science fiction, horror or fantasy novel! Through fun, in-class writing exercises and an engaging craft talks, she’ll help you create compelling characters and build a fascinating world with vivid details, a thrilling story arc, and irresistible dialogue. She’ll also show you how to infuse your story with scintillating conflict and three dimensional characters that do more than kick monster butt. If you like, you can even bring in up to 1000 words of your novel for targeted feedback in class sessions two through five! By the end of the class, you’ll have penned a you’ll have completed a high level outline and have some scenes to boot or short story of a riveting dystopian, horror or fantastical tale. Experienced and beginning writers welcome. Instructor: Jennifer Brody Jennifer Brody’s debut novel The 13th Continuum sold to Turner Publishing in a 3-book deal and is being packaged into a feature film. The book is the first in a trilogy and will publish on April 19, 2016. She is a member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America. After studying film and graduating from Harvard University, she began her career in feature film development. Highlights include working for Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and New Line Cinema, most notably on The Lord of the Rings films, The Golden Compass, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (prequel), where she developed Leatherface’s backstory with David Schow (well-known horror novelist and famous for writing The Crow) and director Jonathan Liebesman, Birth with Nicole Kidman and Freddy vs. Jason. She’s an alumni of the Sirenland Writers Conference and the Tin House Summer Writers Workshop. She recently completed a 3-week residency at the Lemon Tree House in Tuscany and has been accepted for a residency in Spring 2016 at the Helen R. Whiteley Center run by the University of Washington. She also founded and runs BookPod, a social media platform for authors with 400 members. Dates: Sep 17, 24, Oct 1, 8, 15 (5 Saturday afternoons) 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
When Marilyn Friedman first arrived in LA in 2004, she tried in vain to find a great writing class. She searched high and low, from Silverlake to Simi Valley. She braved cramped surroundings, stinky salads, lackluster writing prompts, and heavily medicated instructors. However, she realized that instead of looking for local writing classes, why not create her own for people to join her in. That's when she found her passion for teaching and writing. Almost ten years, hundreds of classes and three locations later she has built a community of amazing, supportive, and talented writers.
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