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“Dreaming of Elsewhere and Otherwise: The Art of World-Building in Fiction and, Yes, Even Nonfiction.”
The art of creating finely-tuned detailed environments inform, contain and motivate the arc of your story and the actions of your characters.
World-Building is almost exclusively invoked in discussions of fiction, and most often fantasy. But how might the notion be useful for writers of nonfiction as they cobble together the contexts and sensory textures of past lands and times?
Bring an example of world building you think works, or doesn’t work, particularly well. Or, feel free to bring brief excerpts from your own work to share.
Free for WSN members, $5 for guests.
We look forward to seeing you at the Coffee Press inside the Paseo Verde Library!
Topic: Choosing What To Do Next
Authors have to make a lot of decisions. What story do they want to tell? What characters do they want to bring to life? Should they self-publish or try to find an agent? How to carve out time to write when you’re in a relationship or have a family? What can they do to sell more books? Our discussions are informative, but informal. Everyone will have the chance to share their experiences and ask questions about various aspects of being a working writer. As always, the conversation is likely to morph and evolve in different directions depending on what everyone brings to the table with their cup of joe, latte, or tea.
We look forward to seeing you for good company, good conversation and good coffee!