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August 28, 2021 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 3:30 pm EDT

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Genre: Writers Craft 
  • Summer 2021
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  • Online
Room: Zoom Room 4


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Building Better Worlds

A big part of writing is building a world for your characters to inhabit. It doesn’t matter if you write science fiction, fantasy, or something more down to Earth, one of the first things a writer must do is build their world. From something as simple as building a fictional town for your coming of age story, or literally building worlds and universes in the fantasy or science fiction genres, in this seminar you will learn the tricks for making believable and, more importantly, lived in, worlds for your readers to get lost in. You’ll learn how to interlace world building exposition, craft lore, and add just the right amount of detail to hint at the greater world beyond your story. Together, we’ll learn how to interlace world-building exposition with narrative, and the best ways to introduce your reader to your world without bogging them down in pages of non-stop detail. We’ll look at examples of good and bad world building, discuss tips and tricks for bringing your world to the page, and work together to craft a mini world of our very own.

Please note: This class or event will be held online (using Zoom or a similar live platform). To participate, students or attendees should have a stable internet connection. Class participants: you should have a computer or device with a webcam and microphone; and your Zoom link will be automatically sent to you after you register. Check your spam box if you don't see it.

The MuseTeacher: Chris De Matteo