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Creative Writing: World Building

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It's not just epic space opera or fantasy that need world building and if you don't have solid foundations things start to crumble quickly.

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Week 8 -Event Contents:

World Building

Worldbuilding is not just the tool of space operas and fantasy epics, worldbuilding is in every story even if that story takes place within the real world. In this workshop we will look at third order effects, logical consistency, hard and soft rules, how to best introduce your world to the reader and how to avoid cultural appropriation.

Week 1: Introduction, Rules & PURPOSE

Week 2: What is a Novel & Genre

Week 3: Metrics, Motivation, Productivity, and Constraint

Week 4: Plot

Week 5: Character

Week 6: Defamiliarization & NLP

Week 7: Dialogue

Week 8: World Building

Week 9: Language Building

Week 10: Concept Mapping

Week 11: Narrative Positioning & Description over Exposition

Week 12: Suspense, Tension, Hooks & Cliffhangers, LOCK & SCAMPER


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Organiser Iain McKinnon

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Iain McKinnon is a graduate of the Edinburgh Napier Creative Writing Masters Degree. He currently has 5 novels in print with American publisher Permuted Press. Iain runs a number of workshops most notably a creative writers program in association with Dyslexia Scotland.

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