September: Steampunk from Aether to Zeppelin
Instructor: Suzi Lazear
Sept. 3 - 28; Fee: $30
Writing Steampunk from Aether to Zeppelin
Are you still trying to figure out Steampunk? Do you have an idea for a Steampunk story but aren't sure what to start? Are you in the middle of a Steampunk manuscript and need a little help?
Whether you just want to learn what all the buzz is about or have specific spots you need to work on, "Writing Steampunk from Aether to Zeppelin" can help.
Grab your brass goggles and parasols join us while we learn about Steampunk and the mechanics of a Steampunk story.
Topics covered include: What is Steampunk, Steampunk Subgenres, Worldbuilding and Ideology, elements of a Steampunk novel, Steampunk characters and archetypes, science and technology, the roles of women, the darker side of Steampunk, Steampunk across the genres, steampunk beyond the written word, and additional resources. All genres from kidlit to Steamypunk and all levels of knowledge and manuscript development are welcome.
Suzanne Lazear writes the fairytale Steampunk series for teens "The Aether Chronicles." Book One, INNOCENT DARKNESS, just released from Flux. She's part of the popular Steampunk group blog "Steamed!" http://www.ageofsteam.wordpress.com and has been known to run with bustles and covet tiaras made of clockhands. Visit her website at www.suzannelazear.com