Fantasy authors seem like a bunch of unassuming wallflowers. Well-read, but harmless. But the truth is, every fantasy author is a thief. We steal history and legends and tropes from other genres. We let them sit and percolate as we brainstorm. We change a few names, add a sprinkle of magic, and then use our books to fence our ill-gotten gains. And you can too, with a little know-how. Come learn how to twist facets of the real world—from media to myth to the modern day—into the fantasy stories readers love.
Voss Foster lives in the middle of the Eastern Washington desert, where he writes sci-fi and fantasy from inside a single-wide trailer. His writing focuses on dark, political, and social themes, and always has a slant toward diversity and inclusion. He is the author of the Evenstad Media Presents series and the Office of Preternatural Affairs series. His short work is wide and varied, and has been featured by Vox.com and alongside timeless classics in Heroic Fantasy. He’s also been featured in the breakout Alternative Truths series of anthologies and is also the author of Write Short Fiction that Sells, a guide for short story writers.
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Workshop: Steal Like a Fantasy Author
Presenter: Voss Foster
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 10:00 am
Location: Fiske Room, 1912 Center, 412 East Third St., Moscow, ID 83843
Registration Period Closes: Friday, June 10, 2022