Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Course

Oisín McGann works full time as an author and illustrator. Oisin is a winner of the European Science Fiction Society Award and has published eleven novels.

DURATION: 6 weeks

FEE: £140 

Start Date: 17th May 2022 – FULL

Places are strictly limited to 10 – early booking advisable.

There will be three elements in every module: Writing Stages, Story Elements, Exercises.

Each module in this science fiction and fantasy writing course contains weekly exercises and Oisin will provide written feedback on the exercises.

Note: The tutor will email you on the course start date with your first module; please check your Spam/Junk folder for this email.

Module 1
• Writing Stage: Planning Your Story.
• Story Elements: Creating Characters.

Module 2
• Writing Stage: Setting a Routine.
• Story Elements: Creating a Location or Setting.

Module 3
• Writing Stage: Writing and Re-Writing.
• Story Elements: Establishing a Problem – the Key to a Plot.

Module 4
• Writing Stage: Getting Published.
• Story Elements: Atmosphere, Pace.

Module 5
• Writing Stage: Editing and Production.
• Story Elements: Language – Narrative, Description and Dialogue.

Module 6
• Promotion and the Writing Business.
• World-Building and Adaptable Concepts.

Please note that we do not require you to fill out a registration form. Instead, please click on the ‘Check Out Securely’ button. During the payment process you can input your name and email address which we will use to register you on the course. If you’d prefer to use another email address for the course correspondence or if you’re paying on behalf of another student, when you have processed the payment, please send the relevant email address and name for the course correspondence to Once you have processed the payment, we will email you within 24 hours to confirm receipt.

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Our next Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Course course starts on 17/05/2022

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