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Worldbuilding: Outside and In

This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom), Pacific Time.

All Levels | All fiction writers engage in worldbuilding. For the first two weeks of this class, we’ll look at how to build exterior worlds, including the atmosphere that sets the mood. The second two weeks will be devoted to exploring the interior world, with the goal of having that inner world exposed in the exterior world. Students can expect to learn how to manage detail and use place as an active character. There will be some workshopping.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online until further notice. If there's a possibility that your class might take place in person, you will be notified in advance. Even if classes can be held in person, there will always be a hybrid option to participate via Zoom.

Classes with "Zoom" in the title will be held via Zoom even after our doors open. Classes listed as "Online" will be held on Wet Ink, our platform for asynchronous learning.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Scott Driscoll

Class Type: 4 Sessions


Term: Summer 2020

Start Date: 08/06/2020

End Date: 08/27/2020

Days of the Week: Thursday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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$240.00 General Price:

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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.

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