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Worldbuilding for Fantasy and Science Fiction: How to Create Unique and Immersive New Settings for Your Novels and Short Stories

At a Glance

  • Details for creating worlds for fantasy and science fiction stories
  • Hands-on advice on where and how to start creating a fantasy or science fiction world
  • Tools to help you take your SciFi and fantasy writing to the next level

YOU’LL LOVE THIS ONDEMAND WEBINAR IF:

  • You are writing in the science fiction and fantasy genres
  • You are a writer who understands the importance of a solid sense of place
  • You are a writer who wants to take their SciFi and fantasy to the next level
  • You are a writer who has trouble balancing description and action

ABOUT THIS ONDEMAND WEBINAR:

The New York Times best-selling author and veteran editor Philip Athans, author of The Guide to Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction (Adams Media 2010), gets into some seriously detailed techniques for creating worlds for fantasy and science fiction stories, novels, screenplays, and games, drawing from a quarter century of experience in creating new worlds.

You’ll get hands-on advice on where and how to start creating a fantasy or science fiction world. We’ll discuss research and sources of inspiration, and the importance of setting and following your own rules.

Runtime: 97 minutes

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  • The difference between “realistic” and “plausible”
  • The vital importance of consistently applied rules for your created world (i.e. how magic works, or how fast your starships can go)
  • Tips on research (what do you NEED to know?)
  • Sources of inspiration for your SF or fantasy world
  • How to start to organize your thoughts and notes
  • Why your world should always serve your characters and story, not the other way around
  • What you need to know about your world before you start writing

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Meet the Author: Philip Athans

Philip Athans is the founding partner of Athans & Associates Creative Consulting, and the New York Times best-selling author of Annihilation and a dozen other fantasy and horror books including The Guide to Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction. Born in Rochester, New York he grew up in suburban Chicago, where he published the literary magazine Alternative Fiction & Poetry. His blog, Fantasy Author’s Handbook, is updated every Tuesday, and you can follow him on Twitter @PhilAthans. He makes his home in the foothills of the Washington Cascades, east of Seattle.

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