Speculative fiction is a fast growing literary genre that appeals to both young and older readers. While based on science fiction and fantasy conventions, today's writers are highly creative and resourceful in incorporating elements of romance, mystery, thriller and horror in their works. In this creative writing workshop, participants will learn how to develop their own original speculative fiction concepts, and draft the opening chapter or scene of their story. The session will end with a friendly feedback session. Participants will leave with a clear understanding of how to create their own brand of speculative fiction and produce writing that is fresh, coherent and highly personal.This workshop is conducted by local author Don Bosco. He started the publishing studio Super Cool Books in 2011 and has since released speculative fiction titles like the Time Talisman series and the Sherlock Hong series.
This workshop is suitable for individuals aged 16 and above.
. Understand the conventions of speculative fiction
. Practise working with story structure
. Learn basic principles of character development
. Learn how to incorporate weird and wonderful story elements
. Draft the opening section of their story
. Experience how to give and receive writing feedback
About the trainer: Don Bosco
Don Bosco writes stories for children and teens. He started the publishing studio Super Cool Books in 2011 and has since released speculative fiction titles such as the Time Talisman series and the Sherlock Hong series.His work is inspired by Asian legends and myths, as well as Asian pop culture like manga, and features a very diverse cast of characters.
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Minimum – Maximum Number of Participants: 15 – 25 pax
Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and workshop fees must be paid before the workshop. If the minimum number of participants is not met for the class, the organisers will inform all participants about possible postponement and cancellation of workshop, two weeks before the workshop date.
All ALAP workshops serve tea-breaks and provide course handouts.
Cancellation & Substitution
The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.
Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances ( E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us later than two weeks before the workshop date will receive a 50 % refund. Participants can also opt to attend another course at the same value within the same year.
Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation, withdrawal and substitution policy and accept the terms contained therein.