Comprehensive Worldbuilding - The Whole World View with Anna Denisch

World-Setting Comprehensive Worldbuilding - The Whole World View with Anna Denisch

Level
Mixed
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GMC, Plotting, Worldbuilding
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WORLDBUILDINGDENISCH2021
Throughout this 3-week workshop, writers will learn the ins and outs of worldbuilding and how to properly integrate information into their story.

Week one will focus on macro-worldbuilding: how the world is shaped, what political powers are in play, and how religion and technology appear in the world.

Week two will focus on micro-worldbuilding: how culture develops within different parts of the world, what sorts of economic policies are around, and how certain historical events have impacted the modern world.

Week three will focus on how to use this world building knowledge to better serve your plot, characters, and overall writing.

By the end of this workshop, writers should have a well-developed world to create in, or at least have the tools and knowledge to build one in the future.
Outline
Week One: Macro World

Lesson One: Environment & Evolution

  • Discovering the creation of the world (Big Bang, godly intervention, etc.) -Creating different landscaping and environmental aspects
  • Creating fantasy/science fiction species based on world creation
Lesson Two: Geography & Politics
  • Creating political boundaries using landscapes as a guide -Creating unique and believable political powers
  • Defining potential alliances and rivalries based on political goals
Lesson Three: Religion & Magic/Technology
  • Creating impactful religions using political and environmental influences
  • Determining the role of both magic and technology based on environment and politics -Determining how/if magic and technology work together/in opposition
Week Two: Micro World

Lesson Four: Culture

  • Using religion and technology to differentiate cultures
  • Defining cultural boundaries
  • Determining how culture influences/is influenced by geography and evolution
Lesson Five: Economics
  • Defining types of money and exchange rates
  • Creating trade routes using geography and political connections
  • Setting up any class/job systems
Lesson Six: Historical Influences
  • Creating impactful historical events
  • Determining how historical events shaped modern events -Discovering how historical events play a role in modern culture
Week Three: Plot World

Lesson Seven: Character Background

  • Using knowledge of the world to build physical and emotional characteristics -Define character relationships/interactions based on world views
  • Projecting a character’s path using world knowledge
Lesson Eight: World-Blocks
  • Determining how the world sets up plot
  • Discovering how the world can provide points of conflict -Using plot to fill in any worldbuilding gaps
Lesson Nine: Integration
  • Determining what information to include in the story -Learning how to integrate information without info-dumping
  • Utilizing world knowledge to un-stick writing issues
Author
Amdenisch
Start date
May 31, 2021 at 9:00 AM
End date
Jun 20, 2021 at 1:00 AM
Registration end date
Jun 2, 2021 at 1:00 AM
Rating
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