4-Week: Worldbuilding—Pulling from Every Genre

$205.00 Members
$230.00 Non-members

Whether you’re writing realism, science-fiction/speculative/fantasy or a thriller, it’s important to know how to imaginatively build the world your characters will inhabit. In this four week course, we’ll talk about how writers do that in different genres, what you can take away from each, and how this applies to language, form, structure, and characterization. In the thriller, structure is king, and there’s much to be said for looking at a tried-and-true form. In science-fiction/fantasy/speculative fiction, the imagination that goes into building imaginary worlds is something to take away. In realism and post-modern fiction, because these have been the literary fiction norms, writers in these genres are often masters at dialogue, inner-monologue, complex characterization, deviation from the formula in terms of form, and attention to language. We’ll look at examples from each, starting with a “beat sheet” that’s good for any genre–so that you’ll be able to take the strengths of every genre to what you’re working on.

Instructor: Erika T. Wurth Learn More


Sep 17, 2020 6:30pm - 8:30pmSep 24, 2020 6:30pm - 8:30pmOct 01, 2020 6:30pm - 8:30pmOct 08, 2020 6:30pm - 8:30pm