WORLD BUILDING 101 FOR FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION WRITERS with James Ridenhour -Mondays Jan. 22 – Feb. 26
Date(s) - 01/22/2018 - 02/26/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Flatiron Writers Room
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Do you feel like you know Middle-earth, Hogwarts, or District 12 as well as your own hometown? Do you wonder how authors create worlds so rich and complex they seem like they must really exist? Have you ever wanted to do the same thing—create a nation or a dimension or a planet? This six-week class is for you. Class meets weekly on Mondays 6pm to 8 pm, January 22-February 26, 2018.
Worldbuilding 101 looks at the mechanics and craft of setting. Whether you are writing a secondary world fantasy, a science fiction epic, or a novel set in a contemporary high school, it’s your job to make the world as real as possible. Using some representative examples and workshoppers’ own work, we’ll look at the pros and cons of description, how to use dialogue and sketching to avoid the setting infodump, and when and how to give backstory or history, and more.
To register by check instead of via Eventbrite, mail your check to Flatiron Writers Room, LLC, 5 Covington Street, Asheville, NC 28806. You will be registered when we receive your payment, space permitting.