“Pound for pound, fantasy makes a tougher opponent for the creative person.”- Richard Matheson
Fantasy, and especially Urban Fantasy, are hot genres on today’s market. In this class, we’ll define Urban Fantasy, explore the markets available and how each market expects different aspects of the same genre. We’ll also study the current publications in the genre, including adult, YA, and children’s subgenres, and compare our own manuscripts to these. At the end of this workshop, you will understand the Urban Fantasy genre and be on your way to writing an urban fantasy with flare. Throughout the class, we’ll work on improving our manuscripts to meet market needs. The audience for this workshop will be writers of Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Fantasy, etc. The only pre-requisite for this class is an interest in Urban Fantasy as a genre.
- What is Urban & Paranormal Fantasy?
- Elements of Urban & Paranormal Fantasy
- Urban Fantasy tropes
- Setting & worldbuilding
- Mythology & religion
- Creature Creation
- Magic, Might, & Mahem
- Resources & publishing
- Manuscript Review
- Urban Fantasy outline
- worldbuilding (extra notes)
- Society Builder Outline (extra notes)
- Urban Fantasy Class Compilation 2012
- EXTRA CREDIT 6 Geographical Mythology
Pat Hauldren writes speculative fiction short stories and novels and nonfiction freelance and for Examiner.com on topics such as hockey, writing, science fiction, women’s sports, and the SyFy Channel, and is a contributor to Beacon-News.com and the North Texas eNews. She is the co-founder of the North Texas Speculative Fiction Workshop (NTSFW) and Authors, Books, & Coffee, and is or has been a board member of the North Texas Romance Writers (NTRWA), DFW Writer’s Workshop(DFWWW), the National Space Society of North Texas, and is a coordinator of the Frisco Writer’s Group as well as a member of various other groups both locally and online. Pat is also a freelance editor/copyeditor and is a fiction copyeditor at Cyberwizard Productions. Pat teaches writers workshops live, and online from Grand Prairie, Texas. Find out more about Pat Hauldren at www.pathauldren.com, more about her editing at www.editalley.com.