with Lish McBride
Genres: Fiction, Novel
Open to all levels
CLASS UPDATE: This class will now take place from 3-6 pm PT. This has been updated from the print catalog.
Fantasy worlds thrive on magic systems but creating them can be overwhelming. What's the best approach? How can you create something that works on the page? How does magic impact character building? In this workshop, we will take a deep dive into existing magic systems in books and films to help you figure out how to create your own complex and believable magical world. We will do some writing, so come prepared!
Lish McBride is the author of funny and creepy young adult books such as Hold Me Closer, Necromancer; Necromancing the Stone; Firebug; Pyromantic; and the upcoming Curses. She has a BFA in creative writing from Seattle University and an MFA from the University of New Orleans.
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