• Term: Summer 2023
  • Start Date: August 2, 2023
  • End Date: September 6, 2023
  • Day of Week: Wednesday
  • Time: 7:10pm - 9:10pm PT
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $305.00
  • Member Price: $274.50

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World Building: Outside and In

In the first three weeks of this class, we will look at best practices for building exterior worlds, including place, culture, and the atmosphere that sets the mood. The next two weeks will explore the interior world of needs, wants, fears, repressed desires, and wounds that your character hides behind their persona. The goal of part two will be to explore how the ghosts of that inner world show up in the exterior world. The final week will be devoted to workshopping.

Registration dates:

June 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

June 6: Member registration opens

June 13: General registration opens

Scott Driscoll

Scott Driscoll

Scott Driscoll is an award-winning instructor (UW, Educational Outreach Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Arts and Humanities 2006), and his debut novel, Better You Go Home, was selected as the Foreword Reviews First Book Contest winner. He was the 1989 winner of the University of Washington’s Milliman Award for Fiction.