Setting plays an important role in prose work, whether it's in a whole-world build in a high fantasy, a re-build in historical fiction, or a real-world touch in memoir. Readers become invested through sensory detail and singular details that stand-in for whole systems. In this workshop, you will study some of the masters of world building, such as Garth Nix and Phillipa Gregory, and then practice applying detail-oriented world building through targeted prompts and exercises.
Details: The Devil's in the Detail: Worldbuilding in Prose meets Saturdays March 16, March 23, March 30, April 6, April 13, and April 20 from 10-11:30am online via Zoom.
Format: Generative workshop with writing in class and outside of class and group sharing.
Location: This class takes place online via Zoom.
Size: Limited to 12 participants (including scholarships).
Suggested Sequence: Follow this class with another generative fiction writing workshop or a feedback course.
Scholarships: Two scholarship spots are available for this class for writers in Northeast Ohio. Apply by December 11.
Cancellations & Refunds: Cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the first class meeting to receive a full refund. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
J.L. Scott is writer from Northeast Ohio with fourteen years' experience teaching in higher education. She holds a BA, MA and MFA in Fiction, is an editor for Mom Egg Review, and a Team Leader for PenParentis, a non-profit organization that supports parent-writers through fellowships, accountability groups, and community.