Instructor: Maurice Broaddus
Date: Saturday, June 25
Time: 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $57 Nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members
Whether your story takes place in a far off land or an alternate version of an existing one; whether it is extrapolating science into futuristic technologies with its impact on society or conjuring new forms of magic, making your world believable is key. In this course you will learn about one of the special concerns of speculative fiction: world-building. Setting is an important part of any story. More particular to the speculative fiction writer is the world-building aspect of setting. Our job is to out-imagine our readers. The writer needs to make sure that their world operates within a consistent system. We will develop a basic checklist of items to think through as you build the universe for your characters to play in. This is all with a view toward submission and publication, so we will explore the marketplace, discussing where and how to submit your work.
$57 Nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members