Conference Schedule 2019
Friday, February 22, 2019, 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Beyond Genre: How to Tell Unforgettable Science Fiction Stories with Malik Toms
Date(s): Friday, February 22, 2019, 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Location: Basha, Old Main (view map)
Type(s): Presentation, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Climate Fiction, Fiction, Genre Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories
Tags: Character, Plot
About the Session
Science fiction, climate fiction and more all represent molds into which we pour our stories. However, genre alone is not what make stories memorable. The heavyweights of genre fiction all know this one secret: You must create characters worth following. In this workshop we will discuss what makes a character story worthy. We will peel back the layers of genre convention and uncover how to place your character in a situation compelling enough to keep the reader turning pages until the end.