Make My Genre Punk with Alli Martin

Genre Make My Genre Punk with Alli Martin

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Mixed
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Category
  1. Characters
  2. Description/Setting
  3. Structure
  4. Genre
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PUNKMARTIN2022
Steampunk, cyberpunk, solarpunk, what's with all these punk genres? Learn what makes a genre "punk" and some key ingredients for navigating and writing various punk subgenres. Writing exercises will help develop your worldbuilding in these alternate histories and fantastic futures, and the workshop will also discuss the characters, motivations, and conflicts that drive these stories. You’ll have the opportunity to post your exercises and receive feedback from classmates and the instructor.

Weeks one and two will focus on the earmarks of all punk genres to answer the question, “what makes a story punk?”

Weeks three and four will focus on specific genres including, clockpunk, steampunk, dieselpunk, decopunk, atompunk, cyberpunk, biopunk, and solarpunk. (Examples will be given for each genre for continued study beyond the workshop.)

By the end of this workshop, writers will have an understanding of how to build a world and a story in any of these subgenres.
Syllabus
Lesson 1: Introduction
- What is genre? How do we use genre as writers?
- The Three Earmarks of Punk Subgenres

Lesson 2: Time Period Aesthetic
- The influences and inspirations of a punk aesthetic.
- How is the time period used within the genre?
- Exercise #1

Lesson 3: Technology
- Where alternate history meets sci-fi: how technology is used in punk genres.
- What other kinds of technology can be used in stories that are not specifically sci-fi?
- Exercise #2

Lesson 4: Punk Social Elements
- What really makes a story punk! A brief history on the punk movement and social elements punk genres react against.
- How the concerns of the time period and/or the impact of technology create conflict.
- Exercise #3

Lesson 5: Kinetic Motion: Clockpunk & Steampunk
- An overview of each genre covering: time period aesthetics, technology, punk social elements, themes, tropes, characters, and examples of published works and other media.
- Exercise #4: If writing clockpunk or steampunk.
- Exercise #5A: If not.

Lesson 6: Engines & Atoms: Dieselpunk, Decopunk, & Atompunk
- An overview of each genre covering: time period aesthetics, technology, punk social elements, themes, tropes, characters, and examples of published works and other media.
- Exercise #4: If writing dieselpunk, decopunk, or atompunk.
- Exercise #5B: If not.

Lesson 7: The Future Is Now: Cyberpunk, Biopunk, & Solarpunk
- An overview of each genre covering: time period aesthetics, technology, punk social elements, themes, tropes, characters, and examples of published works and other media.
- Exercise #4: If writing cyberpunk, biopunk, or solarpunk.
- Exercise #5C: If not.

Lesson 8: Wrap-Up
- Brief definitions of other subgenres labeled “punk” that don’t fit into this specific blend of earmarks.
Author
selfwinding
Start date
Feb 14, 2022 at 9:00 AM
End date
Mar 14, 2022 at 12:50 AM
Registration end date
Feb 17, 2022 at 12:50 AM
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