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Better Than A Map: Using Telling Details to Build Speculative Worlds with Christopher Rowe

$65.00 · October 26

This class will examine techniques such as developing short and sharp telling details, world building through dialogue, and accomplishing the description of deep time.

Start Date

October 26

Day(s) of the Week

Wednesday

Class Times

6:30pm – 8:30pm CT

Sessions

1

Location

Zoom (online)

Instructor

Price

$65

In stock

Description

How do writers of speculative fiction create engaging and detailed worlds?

This class will examine techniques such as developing short and sharp telling details, world building through dialogue, and accomplishing the description of deep time without overwhelming plots, themes, and characters.

Through discussion, one group and one individual exercise, and reading a short story that builds a detailed world in just a few thousand words, participants will expand their understanding of this crucial skill by engaging with one another, with published work, and with their own work practices.


StoryStudio Chicago is pleased to offer 5 scholarship spots for anyone who would like financial assistance to take this class. Please email us at  to learn more and claim a spot. (Can only be redeemed if class hits minimum enrollment requirements.)


 

About Christopher Rowe

Christopher Rowe has been a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards. Known as a short fiction specialist, his work has been translated and reprinted around the world. His most recent publication is novella from Tordotcom Publishing, These Prisoning Hills. He lives in Lexington, Kentucky with his wife, novelist Gwenda Bond, in a house built in 1900 also occupied the three dogs, two cats, and one ghost.