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      World Building 101 for Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Fiction Writers of All Genres with Jamieson Ridenhour in Asheville


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      January 22, 2018

      Monday   6:00 PM

      5 Covington Street
      Asheville, North Carolina 28806

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      World Building 101 for Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Fiction Writers of All Genres with Jamieson Ridenhour

      Do you feel like you know Middle-earth, Hogwarts, or District 12 as well as your own hometown? Do you wonder how authors create worlds so rich and complex they seem like they must really exist? Have you ever wanted to do the same thing—create a nation or a dimension or a planet? This six-week class is for you. Class meets Mondays 6pm to 8 pm, January 22-February 26, 2018.  Worldbuilding 101 looks at the mechanics and craft of setting. Whether you are writing a secondary world fantasy, a science fiction epic, or a novel set in a contemporary high school, it’s your job to make the world as real as possible. Using some representative examples and workshoppers’ own work, we’ll look at the pros and cons of description, how to use dialogue and sketching to avoid the setting infodump, and when and how to give backstory or history, and more. To register by check instead of via Eventbrite, mail your check to Flatiron Writers Room, LLC, 5 Covington Street, Asheville, NC  28806. You will be registered when we receive your payment, space permitting.  Jamieson Ridenhour is a novelist and playwright. He is the author of the werewolf murder-mystery Barking Mad (Typecast, 2011), the award-winning animated short horror films Cornerboys (2009) and The House of the Yaga (2011), and was a Kennedy Center David Cohen award finalist for his ghost play Grave Lullaby. Jamie has nineteen years experience as a writing teacher and scholar, having published academic essays on 19th century horror fiction, contemporary vampire films, steampunk rap music, and Charles Dickens. His book-length study of the Victorian Urban Gothic novel, In Darkest London, was published in 2014. Palimpsest, a bi-weekly audio ghost story, is currently available on iTunes. What's the refund policy? The Flatiron Writers Room reserves the right to cancel this workshop if not enough people sign up, in which case you will receive a full refund. You may request a refund up until seven days before the event, via Eventbrite or email to info@flatironwriters.com for a full refund. After that date, no refunds will be made.

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