Worldbuilding: Outside & In
Genres: Fiction, Short Story
Open to all levels
Dive deep into worldbuilding, an essential process for all fiction writers. In the first three weeks of this class, we will look at how to build exterior worlds, including place, culture, and atmosphere. In the next two weeks, the class will explore the interior world of needs, wants, fears, repressed desires, and wounds your character hides, including how this interior history shows up in their actions. Finishing out the class, the final week will be focused on workshopping.
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.
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