This book is the next best thing to being in a creative writing class with either Val or I and combines our two decades of creative writing teaching with our experiences as published authors and workshop attendees, along with our absolute unashamed nerdiness! It has 3 chapters (1 for each main genre), each with 10 sections covering a huge selection of subgenres and major tropes (like zombies, vampires, and robots, which are each so big they're almost subgenres on their own!). Each section supplies a quick history of the genre, breaks down what's cool about it, what to watch out for, offers extra 'stuff' like a spotter's guide or a writing element spotlight, and concludes with two activities to get you started. Oh, and we're working on volume 2 to come out in 2024!
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