$74.25 USD

Add assignment grading for $50.

I grade your four short stories and the final portfolio with personalized recorded videos.

(Price includes grading for one student. Add additional students by purchasing separate "Grading for Sci-Fi Class" products in the Store.)

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Creative Writing: Science Fiction Story Launch! Class

Get ready to launch your brain into the outer space of your creativity. Play science fiction writing games to get fueled up, learn tactical writing tips, and then write four action-packed short stories. 

Your student will:

  • Write 4 short science fiction stories
  • Craft unique characters that feel alive
  • Present settings that you can actually feel
  • Construct suspenseful plots that delight
  • Learn the top 5 tips for improving sentence structure
  • Follow a checklist to make grammatically correct sentences

Course Outline

This course was designed to be completed in 8 weeks, but you can complete it at your own pace, treating each week as a separate unit.

  • Week 1: Introduction to Science Fiction
  • Week 2: Showing, Instead of Telling
  • Week 3: Creating Interesting Characters Part 1
  • Week 4: Creating Interesting Characters Part 2
  • Week 5: Developing Believable Worlds Part 1
  • Week 6: Developing Believable Worlds Part 2
  • Week 7: Designing an Interesting Plot
  • Week 8: Editing Short Stories

What People Are Saying:

If I was to use one word to describe Mr. Crank, it would be this: “excellence.” Mr. Crank has the gift to connect with students at any place on the age spectrum, from the young to the adult. He turns “work” into “play”, and his gentle, quiet nature is both calming and confidence-building to those whom he is teaching. There honestly is no one whom I could recommend more.


Mr. Crank is such a great teacher! He REALLY knows how to connect with the students on their level. He is smart and creative in his approach, helping his students engage in a meaningful way no matter what subject he is teaching. He knows how to get the kids INTERESTED in what they need to learn. I have never known a better teacher! Sarah comes “alive” when working with Mr. Crank. Her imagination just took off after her summer writing classes. It was like she became a whole different person with regards to her school work.