This class is part of our “Summer Novel Series,” a variety of single-session classes on Thursday evenings designed to tackle one element of novel writing in each class. You can take one class, pick and choose, or take all of them! You can find all other classes in the series here.
We often associate the term world-building with science fiction or fantasy novels, but even a book that takes place here and now requires the writer to conjure its world.
In this class we’ll talk about what you can do to make the world of your novel feel authentic, and more expansive than what the reader sees on the page. Students will come away with a new understanding of world-building, and practical strategies for making the world of their novel feel like a living, breathing place.
About Julia Fine
Julia Fine is the author of The Upstairs House, winner of the Chicago Review of Books Award for Fiction, and What Should Be Wild, which was shortlisted for the Bram Stoker Superior First Novel Award. She teaches writing in Chicago, where she lives with her husband and children.
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