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Writing Vivid Settings and Worldbuilding

Posted at Feb 14, 2017 7:17 pm

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Setting is often treated as just window dressing, but it can inform every part of a story, right down to plotting and pacing and how characters speak and behave. In this workshop, we’ll discuss how to turn a generic setting into a living, breathing world that your characters inhabit. We’ll talk about how to make real places come alive on the page—even places the author has never set foot in, even places that don’t actually exist. We’ll talk about how to use little details to ground the reader in the setting and make her see the world around these characters. And we’ll talk about what tools you can use to help research and flesh out your world into a place your reader wants to visit.

About the Presenter, Kate McMurray:

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Kate McMurray is an award-winning romance author and fan. When she’s not writing, she works as an editor and content developer for textbooks, dabbles in various crafts, and is maybe a tiny bit obsessed with baseball. She is active in RWA and has served on the boards of Rainbow Romance Writers and RWANYC. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Website: http://www.katemcmurray.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/katemcmwriter

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katemcmurraywriter


Cost: FFP Members:$15.00/Non-Members: $20.00

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