Workshops

Here are our notes from con panels free to download.

More will be available the day (give or take) of the panel. These pdf files are compilations of writing workshops Alley (Pat Hauldren) teaches both online and live–at the Tarrant County Community College, at SavvyAuthors.com, RWA, and others.

Our panelists at All-Con were Brian Carman, Pat Hauldren (Alley), & Laura Maisano.

WRITING STEAMY STEAMPUNK — GOTHS, GADGETS & GRUNGE

Lesson 1 Steampunk development steampunk_robot_ring_1_by_catherinetterings

Lesson 2 Steaming into the Past

Lesson 3 20th century steampunk

Lesson 4 Steampunk in the 21st century

Lesson 5 Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

Lesson 6 Steampunk Markets

Xtra READING Steampunk subgenres

GENRE WRITING — TROPES, TROLLOPS & TRUTHS

LESSON 1 IN THE BEGINNING

LESSON 2 WHAT IS GENRE

LESSON 3 ZEROING IN ON GENRE

LESSON 4 TROLLOPS

Lesson 5 Trollops Galore

For more on speculative fiction tropes, see tvtropes.com

CREATIVE SCIENCE FICTION

creativesciencefictionnov102012

(gives more info on SF and its history, trends and tropes)

URBAN FANTASY: MORE BANG FOR YOUR FANG

Urban Fantasy funky map

WORLDBUILDING WIZARDRY

Worldbuilding Wizardry Compilaton 2015

groups