The Basics of Writing Speculative Fiction Class offered through Indiana Writers Center on 7/21

Greetings all!

I will be teaching The Basics of Writing Speculative Fiction Class on Thursday, July 21st online via Zoom, for Indiana Writers Center (see info below).

Course Information

Are you interested in adding some fantastical elements to your writing? Ready to explore and entertain aspects of futurism, slip-stream, sci-fi, fantasy, supernatural, or horror stories? Check out this class!

The Basics of Writing Speculative Fiction is a basic guide on what speculative fiction consists of and how to create a Speculative Fiction Short Story from beginning to end.

In this 3-hour course, you will learn the basic mechanics of writing a Speculative Fiction Short Story including: plot, setting, characters and world building.

Not sure if you are interested in the genre – check out What is Speculative Fiction?

Click here to register!

Journaling Workshops taught by local author John F. Allen offered through Indiana Writers Center for Fall Semester

Greetings everyone!

I’m honored and privileged to be teaching Journaling Workshops through Indiana Writers Center for my Fall Semester!

Here are the links to my Fall Semester classes beginning in October and continuing through November.

*NOTE* Please note that the in-person class on 10/6 starts at 7pm EST, the online classes start at 6pm EST.

10/6 Journaling (In-Person Only)

Website link – https://www.indianawriters.org/product/106-journaling-toolbox/

FB link – https://fb.me/e/2xtKy7Xb3

11/3 Journaling (ZOOM)

Website link – https://www.indianawriters.org/product/113-journaling-toolbox/

FB link – https://fb.me/e/1VtYsdTdh

10/20 Journaling (ZOOM)

Website link – https://www.indianawriters.org/product/1020-journaling-toolbox/

FB link – https://fb.me/e/1HiHvmlER

Copyright © 2022 by John F. Allen Author

Indiana Marion County Public Library 2021 Summer Reading Program, to Feature classes by John F. Allen Author!

Hey Indy Residents!

Are you interested in learning more about Speculative Fiction and supporting your local libraries? If so, IMCPL & Indiana Writers Center have collaborated to present IMCPL’s 2021 Summer Reading Program!

I will be teaching a Basics of Writing Speculative Fiction course at various library branches throughout the month of July!

Discover an Imaginary World through Speculative Fiction
Instructor: John F. Allen

Get ready to explore the fantastical in your writing. This introduction to writing speculative fiction will cover aspects of futurism, slip-stream, sci-fi, fantasy, supernatural, and horror stories. Learn how to plot, create settings and characters, and build an imaginary world.

See the schedule below:

Monday, July 19, 6:30-8:00 PM, Spades Park Branch

Saturday, July 24, 2:00-3:30 PM, Wayne Branch

Monday, July 26, 5:30-7:00 PM, East 38th Street Branch

Saturday, July 31, 1:00-2:30 PM, Southport Branch

Click the link below for other classes being offered!
https://www.indianawriters.org/classes-events-at-the-imcpl/

Remember, The Best is Yet to Come!

John F. Allen Author Copyright ©2021

DAY THREE: The Best is Yet to Come Blog Tour!

The Best is Yet to Come Blog Tour Train is moving FULL STEAM AHEAD! Check out today’s stop, guest blog post Sheila’s Guests & Reviews!

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The Best is Yet to Come Blog Tour Train is moving FULL STEAM AHEAD! Check out today’s stop, blog post at Sheila’s Guests & Reviews!

DAY TWO: The Best is Yet to Come Blog Tour!

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The Best is Yet to Come Blog Tour Train is moving FULL STEAM AHEAD! Check out today’s stop, author interview at Book Reviews by Jasmine!

Click here to read the blog post!

BLACK FRIDAY SALE!

The Kobo Black Friday Sale
***LIMITED TIME ONLY***
Friday, Nov 29th through Monday, Dec 2nd!
My short story collection, The Best Is Yet To Come is on SALE!

TODAY get your copy of The Best Is Yet To Come, for only $0.99!
CLICK THE LINK FOR DETAILS!
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KOBO BLACK FRIDAY SALE: The Best Is Yet To Come ON SALE!

The Kobo Black Friday Sale
is running
Friday, Nov 29th through Monday, Dec 2nd!

My short story collection, The Best Is Yet To Come is on SALE!

Click this link: www.kobo.com on Nov 29th for details and to pick up your copy and SAVE!
#writemind

THE BEST IS YET TO COME

AVAILABLE NOW!

AUTHOR JOHN F. ALLEN TO ATTEND INCONJUNCTION XXXIX

Greetings, Salutations and Warm Welcomes!

This year will mark my 7th consecutive year as a vendor at the InConJunction Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention!  This convention holds a special place in my heart because it’s where, as an author, I “cut my teeth,” as it were. I promoted my very first novel, appeared and moderated my first panel as an author here and was welcomed with open arms. I met quite a few authors I admired, and developed long lasting friendships along the way. The people who run this convention are amongst the most loyal and dedicated group I’ve encountered yet, on my writer’s journey. Please plan to attend and visit me there!

 

WHERE: Indianapolis Marriott East, 7202 E 21st St, Indianapolis, IN 46219, just off Shadeland Avenue.

WHEN: Fri, July 5th – Sun July 7th

Visit the website for details at this link!