Creating the World of your Novel (Regardless of Genre)
All fiction writers are worldbuilders. Whether you write contemporary urban romances or futuristic space operas, you create the world in which your reader will live while reading your story.
Creating a believable story means creating a believable setting. In this course you will learn how to build the world for your story. Topics include:
- Physical Setting
- Using "Real" Places
- Institutional Setting
- Social Setting
- Cultural Setting
- Magical Worlds
- Extraterrestrial Worlds
- Research for Worldbuilding
This course begins November 21 with new lessons appearing weekly. You can work at your own pace or follow the lessons as they appear. The instructor is available for help.
Terri Main has written and published most types of literature including novels, poetry, short stories, nonfiction books, magazine articles, stage plays, video scripts, and radio drama. She has published more than 60 books. She has also taught writing and communication studies for more than 30 years. She can do, but she also can teach.