Writing a Fantasy Novel

Code: COMM1973

Course description

Fantasy is an increasingly popular genre of fiction, and now is a great time to become a fantasy fiction writer! This course is perfect whether you have an idea for a book or even if you don't know where to start. First off, you'll learn what separates fantasy fiction from other types of fiction. You'll also try out an in-depth world-building exercise, which will help you create a system of magic as well as the different species that will live the world you're developing. We'll also talk about creating characters, and you'll learn how to populate your world with unique, compelling, and interesting people. We'll spend some time talking about the nuts and bolts of writing a fantasy novel, too. You'll learn how to outline your book (if you even decide to outline!), come up with a theme, and then sit down and actually write. We'll look at examples from other authors to show that writing is as individual as each person, and that there is no right way to write your book. We'll talk about how to revise and edit so that when you complete it, your book will be essentially a finished product. You'll also learn a little bit about publishing your book, including the differences between self-publishing and traditional publishing, and you'll decide which type will work better for you. Finally, I'll share some tips about how to stay motivated and actually complete your novel—because, after all, writing is hard work! But with the tools you'll gain in this course, you'll be ready to tackle your first fantasy novel. This course is offered in partnership with Ed2go (Education to Go) and Conestoga College. There are no books to purchase; your course materials are online. To complete the enrolment process and activate your course, Please go to the Online Instruction Center located atwww.ed2go.com/conestogaFollow the steps to enrol by typing your course title or key word into the search bar Click “Add to Cart” Please note: No payment is required on the Ed2go site.

Course details

Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Start Date
Day/Time
Delivery
Campus
Cost
Availability
Start Date: Jul. 15, 2020
Day/Time:
Delivery: Fully Online – Ed2Go
Campus: Doon (Kitchener)
Cost: $165.24
 
End date: Sep. 14, 2020
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Equivalent to: None

Additional information: This course is offered through ed2go. Find out more about ed2go courses.

Start Date: Aug. 12, 2020
Day/Time:
Delivery: Fully Online – Ed2Go
Campus: Doon (Kitchener)
Cost: $165.24
 
End date: Oct. 12, 2020
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Equivalent to: None

Additional information: This course is offered through ed2go. Find out more about ed2go courses.

Start Date: Sep. 16, 2020
Day/Time:
Delivery: Fully Online – Ed2Go
Campus: Doon (Kitchener)
Cost: $185.00
 
End date: Nov. 16, 2020
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Equivalent to: None

Additional information: This course is offered through ed2go. Find out more about ed2go courses.

Start Date: Oct. 14, 2020
Day/Time:
Delivery: Fully Online – Ed2Go
Campus: Doon (Kitchener)
Cost: $185.00
 
End date: Dec. 14, 2020
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Equivalent to: None

Additional information: This course is offered through ed2go. Find out more about ed2go courses.

Start Date: Nov. 11, 2020
Day/Time:
Delivery: Fully Online – Ed2Go
Campus: Doon (Kitchener)
Cost: $185.00
 
End date: Jan. 11, 2021
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Equivalent to: None

Additional information: This course is offered through ed2go. Find out more about ed2go courses.

Start Date: Dec. 9, 2020
Day/Time:
Delivery: Fully Online – Ed2Go
Campus: Doon (Kitchener)
Cost: $185.00
 
End date: Feb. 8, 2021
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Equivalent to: None

Additional information: This course is offered through ed2go. Find out more about ed2go courses.

Registration dates

Winter 2021 registration opens November 2, 2020. Spring 2021 registration opens February 1, 2021.