MasterClass’s Newest Course Features Acclaimed SF&F Author N. K. Jemisin

MasterClass’s Newest Course Features Acclaimed SF&F Author N. K. Jemisin


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Now writers who are looking to hone their craft and break into publishing have the opportunity to learn from the author whom the New York Times calls “the most celebrated science fiction and fantasy writer of her generation.” 


  1. K. Jemisin is a celebrated author whose work has received no shortage or praise in recent years. In 2018, she became the first author to win three consecutive Best Novel Hugos for The Fifth Season, The Obelisk Gate, and The Stone Sky. Her work has also garnered a Nebula Award and two Locus Awards. 


Her new master class contains 16 video lessons containing about four hours of content. The lesson plan includes:


Meet Your Instructor: N. K. Jemisin

Elements of Worldbuilding

Macro-worldbuilding Exercise: Build Your World

Micro-worldbuilding: Conceiving the Culture and People

Micro-worldbuilding: Power Dynamics and Cultural Appropriation

Worldbuilding: Inventing Science and Magic

Worldbuilding: Research

Immersing Your Reader: Choosing a POV

The Psychology of Characters

Forget the Rugged Individual Archetype

The Hierarchy of Characterization: Demographics, Outer Life, and Inner Life

The Hierarchy of Characterization: The Character Arc

How to Publish Your Book: Seeking Publication

How to Find a Literary Agent

Surviving the Literary Marketplace

Writing While Marginalized


Class participants will benefit not just from her skills as a writer but also from her training as a psychologist. “In this master class, we’ll talk about how to develop characters that are interesting,” says Jemisin in the class’s online trailer. “People are three-dimensional. People are contradictory. I’ll be using my own techniques derived from psychology and my own background as a psychologist.”


To learn from one of the best speculative fiction authors in the business, consider getting a MasterClass subscription today by signing up right here: N.K. Jemisin Teaches Fantasy and Science Fiction Writing


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