Magical Realism: How to Bring Magic to the Real World with Anna Denisch

Genre-Fantasy Magical Realism: How to Bring Magic to the Real World with Anna Denisch

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Class Length
1 Week
What is magical realism and how does it differ from fantasy? Learn the pros and cons of each in this one-week workshop, and learn how to implement which works best in your story!

Lesson One: What makes magical realism magical realism?

- Learn the ins and outs of magical realism and how it is different from fantasy​
- Understand the different levels of magic commonly used in magical realism novels​
- Learn the pros and cons of each and choose which works best for your story​

Lesson Two: Integration

- Determine what level of integration magic will play in your world​
- Determine what level of integration magic will play in your plot​
- Learn tips and tricks on seamlessly introducing and utilizing magic in the real world.​

Lesson Three: Rules and regulations

- Create a system of magic​
- Generate rules and regulations your magic must follow​
- Create plot points based on your magic​
Class Format
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Start date
Jun 6, 2022 at 9:00 AM
End date
Jun 13, 2022 at 12:50 AM
Registration end date
Jun 9, 2022 at 12:50 AM
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Latest reviews

I discovered something new - Magical Realism is NOT what I thought it was. I thought it was the kind of magic in Latin American stories by, say, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Maria Aranas, Paulo Coelho, Julia Alvarez, etc., but it also includes stories with non-human "creatures" such as witches and fairies. I love the first category and not so much the second . . . I was looking for info on how to incorporate imagery based on the first, but this course wasn't about that so I was disappointed.