Speculative Short Stories [Ruth Joffre]
How do you build an entire speculative world in 8,000 words? How do you balance intricate worldbuilding with the demands of plot and character development? In this class, we will answer these and other craft questions by studying short stories by contemporary masters of the form. Readings will include work by Kelly Link, N. K Jemisin, Ted Chiang, and others. In-class writing exercises will help students apply what they learn to their own work.
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