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Twilight Zone Special: Three Far-Out Classes One Low Price

Description:

Twilight Zone Special: 

Includes all THREE science fiction (speculative fiction) classes guaranteed to get you geared up and ready to go.  The descriptions of all THREE classes are listed below so you get a mere HINT of how INCREDIBLE this offer really is.

Maria Grace is a #1 best-selling author of over 23 novels.

She's at the top of our profession in MULTIPLE genres and she's also a fantastic instructor as well, so I am very pleased to be able to offer this level of training here at Bad Lamb Academy.

REFUSE TO BEHAVE!

 

 

 

 

 

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Science fiction is a genre currently exploding in popularity. This genre comes with a rabidly passionate fanbase who never can seem to get enough of good stories. Great science fiction is almost guaranteed to spawn fan fiction and perhaps even hook the interest of the film industry.

Stranger Things, anyone?

Science fiction offers a wide range for all kinds of authors, from the short pulp to the longer Nebula Award winning stories.

 

 

 

 

In this class you'll learn:

  • What is genre and why should we care?
  • What makes science fiction science fiction and how this relates to reader expectations?
  • What are the fundamental tropes of science fiction?
  • Science fiction sub-genres and how to figure out what you've written;
  • The differences between sub-genres and Amazon categories
  • How to use genre to market and sell your book!

 

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Speculative fiction is EXPLODING in popularity. Can you say 'Stranger Things'?  Speculative fiction is a genre with incredible range that possesses a sweet spot for all kinds of authors and all sorts of audiences.

From the straight-forward pulp science fiction all the way to epic space opera, this genre offers all that and a bag of chips.

If we look at this from a market standpoint, audiences have never craved science fiction stories on a scale this large...ever.

Audiences want new stories to read and new stories for the screen. Science fiction is an ideal segue from book to film.

We now have entire ROKU channels devoted to speculative fiction, and those channels are desperate to find great stories to feed their famished fans.

It's why Amazon, Netflix,  SyFy, etc. are churning out remakes of older programs. What they really want, however, is to find something they can make into the coveted 'Original.'

A new franchise (this could be you).

Audiences are yearning for the next exciting series to inhale once they finish binge-watching Lost in Space (the remake), Killjoys, Black Mirror, and on and on.

If this is what audiences want? Let's give it to them.

Speculative fiction lives and dies by the quality of our world-building.

In this class you'll learn:

  • What science fiction is and what it isn’t.
  • The basics of SF Genre Science fiction tropes and making them work for you.
  • Don’t settle for low hanging fruit—creating rich milieus.
  • Why, how and to what result?
  • Understanding how the world’s past shapes the future.
  • The key differences between the ‘strange’ and the just plain weird.
  • Alien worlds require research.
  • Making the world’s rules your friend.
  • Ahead warp factor 1.
  • Rules of space travel.
  • Cussing in Klingon.
  • Dealing with alien languages and words.
  • Kondoing your gizmos.
  • De-cluttering your world building.
  • It’s life, but not as we know it—cautions in dealing with aliens.

 

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Science fiction (and speculative fiction) is EXPLODING in popularity. Can you say 'Black Mirror,' 'Stranger Things,' or 'Westworld'? 

Science fiction is a genre with incredible range that possesses a sweet spot for all kinds of authors and all sorts of audiences.

If we look at this from a market standpoint, audiences have never craved science fiction stories on a scale this large...ever.

Audiences want new stories to read and new stories for the screen. Science fiction is an ideal segue from book to film.

HBO,  Amazon, Netflix, SyFy, and more are all churning out remakes of older programs. What they really want, however, is to find something they can make into the coveted 'Original.'

A new franchise (this could be you).

Audiences are yearning for the next exciting series to inhale, but what really HOOKS them? Sure technology is vital and strange and wonderful worlds with their own rules and reality are essential.

Ah, but character is the KEY that unlocks the door. Without strong characters that readers/audiences CARE about, our book or series is as good as dead. Humans can't connect to tech, they cannot project onto another dimension.

All great stories are ultimately HUMAN stories. Even when our cast isn't 'human', they must always be HUMAN. How do we find those Earth-bound stories and launch them into the stars?

Good question.

In this class you'll learn:

  • How to decide what characters the story needs 
  • How to use character tropes properly
  • How to craft a character arc
  • How to craft the right character flaws
  • How to avoid unrealistic character traits
  • The role of culture and environments in character development—especially aliens
  • How to craft three-dimensional alien characters
  • How to make alien characters relatable

About the Instructor:

Maria Grace isa #1 Best-Selling Author of over 23 books. She has a PhD in Educational Psychology and is a 16-year veteran of the university classroom where she taught courses in human growth and development, learning, test development and counseling. None of which have anything to do with her undergraduate studies in economics/sociology/managerial studies/behavior sciences.

 

She has one husband, earned two graduate degrees and two black belts, raised three sons, danced English Country dance for four years, is aunt to five nieces, is designing a sixth Regency-era costume, blogged seven years on Random Bits of Fascination, has outlines for eight novels waiting to be written, attended nine English country dance balls, and shared her life with ten cats.

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