My next writing class at LitReactor starts next Tuesday!
Here's the description:
You make the rules, draw the maps, control the characters, and decide exactly what color the sky will be. There are as many ways to build worlds as there are worlds to build. Which is to say: infinite. That will either scare the pants off you or set your mouth watering and your fingers twitching.
Put on your god-pants and get ready to write.
In this class, you'll learn different ways to approach worldbuilding, and how to insure that the world and characters you've created are so real, rich, and strong that they'll suck the reader in from the first page and keep them hungry for more. After all, there's a reason people go to the trouble to learn Klingon or Elvish.
If you have a dream, a hook, a character, a name, a map, the seed of a story idea, Delilah can help you build the world around it.
Whether you start with a character and build a world around them or start with an entire universe to focus in on your story, there are certain things you're going to need. Pretend you're a god building your first Adam.
Here's what's included:
* 4 meaty lectures incorporating worldbuilding, character creation, draft development, and first chapters.
* I will personally critique up to 4000 words of your book.
* Your fellow students will critique your work, and you'll get to show your chops critiquing their work. And believe me, you learn a TON by identifying the strengths and challenges in the work of other writers.
* I'll show you the first chapter of the very first book I ever wrote, plus the original first chapter of Wicked as They Come... both with blunt critique about what I did wrong.
* I'll be available to you in class discussion and through private message to answer any questions you have about the class, writing, and getting your book ready to query literary agents.
* If you're doing NaNo, I can help massage what you have so far toward publication and offer guidance on how to continue with maximum impact.
The class is entirely online, so you can participate from anywhere in the world. Here's the link.