World Building: Outside and In

with Scott Driscoll

Genres: Fiction

Online

Open to all levels

6 Sessions

Start Date: August 2, 2023
End Date: September 6, 2023
Day of Week: Wednesday
Time: 7:10pm - 9:10pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
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Member Price: $274.50
General Price: $305.00

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.

Most classes are offered at a general and member tuition rates based on instruction hours, with Hugo House members receiving a 10% discount on classes fewer than six sessions.

Early bird discounts are available during the first two weeks of registration and apply to both general and member tuition rates.

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