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Fyrecon Workshop: Write Pulp Fiction for Fun and Profit

Posted by Rampant Coyote on June 5, 2017

David J. West and I are at it again–sharing how to write modern pulp-style stories! The workshop is part of Fyrecon, and is for beginning and intermediate writers.

We’ll cover:

What was pulp fiction?

What is modern “pulp-style” fiction?

Why write it?

How do you write it? (We’ll spend most of our time on this question!)

How do you sell it?

I know of at least two pulp-style magazines (StoryHack and Cirsova) that are or will be accepting submissions this month, so this is an awesome chance to jump-start your efforts and get submitting!

While we’ll be going a little more in-depth in some areas than the presentation we did at the LUW Spring Conference, this is a hands-on workshop. Come prepared to write / outline, with a laptop or a pad of paper or however you prefer to write. Our goal is to have you get started on a story this weekend you can finish and submit the following week.

We’ll also be covering how to apply these skills to novel-writing.  Because pulp is too awesome to be contained by a mere 6000 words!

WHAT IS FYRECON?   Fyrecon at Weber State University in Layton, Utah from Thursday, June 8th through Saturday, June 10th. Register here if you want to come and haven’t registered already!

WHEN AND WHERE IS THIS WORKSHOP?  “Write Pulp Fiction for Fun and Profit” starts at 5:30 PM on Friday, June 9th, in room 306, Building D3.

At Fyrecon, you’ll find tons of workshops, panels, discussions, and classes covering writing, illustrating, filmmaking, even oral storytelling and more. There’ll be plenty of stuff for all skill levels. I look forward to seeing you there!


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