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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.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.

If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Scott Driscoll

Class Type: 4 Sessions


Start Date: 08/06/2020

End Date: 08/27/2020

Days of the Week: Thursday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm PDT

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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