Orbit Is Curating a Series of Free Craft Talks With Sci-Fi and Fantasy Writers


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Orbit Books, an imprint of Hachette, has developed a free virtual event series for aspiring science-fiction and fantasy writers. The 14 sessions are free and spread over 6 weeks between October and November. The topics range from nitty gritty advice on worldbuilding to a panel on how to write a novel while also still having to deal with the rest of life.

The sessions are a mini convention for writers. They aim to provide a complete writing course to those who do not know where to begin. After looking at the entire lineup of seminars, a few stand out. You can find me in the “Love Triangles and Other Shapes“, with S.T. Gibson, C.L. Clark, Josiah Bancroft and Melissa Caruso. And I would be so disappointed if I missed
Creating Otherworldly Cultures” with Ann Leckie, Suyi Davies Okungbowa, Essa Hansen, and Davinia Evans, all of whom have written books recently which have completely transported me to entirely new universes.Other incredible writers across the Orbit Books sphere are also doing short seminars, across a wide range of experiences, from every-award-winner

Leckie to Alex Jennings, who made his stunning debut last year with the queer and evocative New Orleans ghost story The Ballad of Perilous Graves. The press release states that these working SFF authors write “across a variety of SFF subgenres, from space opera to horror to epic fantasy to romantic fantasy.” If you can’t make it to any of the sessions, you should still register on crowdcast and feel free to submit your questions in advance, because “recordings will be available after each session concludes.”

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