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Building a World
March 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, repeating until March 18, 2019
Let’s build a world from the ground up. Aimed primarily at SciFi/Fantasy authors (but applicable across the board), we’ll look at different aspects and methods to creating built worlds. We’ll look at questions such as: Do you have to have a degree in astrophysics to write a book in space? (Hint: the answer is NO) How does magic figure in to your world? What about currency? Politics? Does your built world have its own popular culture? How does “alternate history” fit into this? We’ll also look at different ways of world-building, how to do this without getting totally lost in your research, how much you need to do up front, tips and methods for avoiding the dreaded “infodump”. Through readings and in-class generative exercises, students will come away with a very good start at a world they’ve built themselves.
Mondays, 6:30-9pm | February 25 – March 11, 2019 | $160