The International
Women's Writing Guild

WORLD-BUILDING FOR GENRE FICTION (NOT JUST FANTASY) with Paula Chaffee Scardamalia

  • Tuesday, March 09, 2021
  • Tuesday, March 30, 2021
  • 4 sessions
  • Tuesday, March 09, 2021, 1:00 PM 2:30 PM (EST)
  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 1:00 PM 2:30 PM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 1:00 PM 2:30 PM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 1:00 PM 2:30 PM (EDT)
  • Digital Village

Registration

  • If you purchased a bundle, use your bundle registration code to register for this session at no cost.
  • If you are not a member of IWWG, register here.
  • If you were granted a scholarship to this session, use the code you received to register for this session.
  • Register here if you are a student member of IWWG

4-Week Series


WORLD-BUILDING FOR GENRE FICTION (NOT JUST FANTASY) with Paula Chaffee Scardamalia

Whether you write science fiction, fantasy, horror, historical, mystery, suspense, romance or any of the many cross-overs or blends of those genres, you are creating a world for your characters and your reader. In fact, if you write fiction of almost any kind, you are creating a world.

But can you make your world believable for your reader? This workshop includes: 

  • What is worldbuilding and two approaches to it with a few examples
  • What to include, what not to include and how to avoid world-building as procrastination
  • The importance of thresholds and threshold guardians for character and story
  • To map or not to map and your world as character

Includes examples of other authors’ approaches as well as handouts and Q&A.


Paula Chaffee Scardamalia is a book coach and editor, dream and tarot intuitive, and the author of In the Land of the Vultures (novel), and Tarot for the Fiction Writer. For 20 years, Paula has presented workshops across the country at national and regional Romance Writers of America conferences and meetings; the San Diego University Writers Conference; and the International Women's Writing Guild. Paula publishes Divine Muse-ings, a weekly e-newsletter (since 2009) on writing, creativity, dreams, and tarot. She was dream consultant for PEOPLE Country Magazine, and is the award-winning author of Weaving a Woman’s Life: Spiritual Lessons from the Loom.