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New Meetup: Dynamic Worlds: Worldbuilding Workshop 2 of 4

From: heath
Sent on: Sunday, July 19, 2009 11:39 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Austin Writers Meetup Group!

What: Dynamic Worlds: Worldbuilding Workshop 2 of 4

When: August 1,[masked]:00 PM

registration: $10.00 per person

Dominican Joe Coffee Shop
515 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

Dynamic Worlds: Techniques for Worldbuilding (2 of 4 workshops)
Dominican Joe Cafe
Saturday August 1

Worldbuilding is the process of fleshing out the outlines and details of a world for a piece of fiction or speculative prose. This class is one in a series of four workshops devoted to the subject.

This will be the second Dynamic Worlds workshop in this series of 4, focusing on worldbuilding at the largest scale: That of a whole world. These sessions are extra and apart from the standard Austin Writers meetups, and don't interfere with them.

The sessions are limited to 10 people per workshop, and are $10 per attendee per session. Attendees are not required to sign up for all 4, and another person could also hop in and take an empty seat in a future one.

As before, the RSVP cap is set high, and priority will be given to those who pre-pay through PayPal, until the rsvp limit of 10 has filled. Several prior attendees have pre-registered for this one, but it is also possible to take them out of sequence and get a lot from the exercises even if you have not come before.

$10 per session gives you a printed guide to the lesson for that workshop, materials for the exercises, future updates to the resources, and continuing online access to a growing body of materials for the process. Each workshop will focus on concrete exercises that will make the worldbuilding process faster, more tangible, and also more flexible.

"Session 2: Worldbuilding At the Scale of a Whole World" will focus on details and broad categories that must be considered if one is creating a setting at the level of an entire world: perhaps another planet, or an alternate version of our own world. Session 2 will continue to use the Dynamic Worlds process, with writing exercises and discussion of the details and generalities needed at this largest level. The techniques used should be helpful not only for worldbuilding, but also for overcoming writers block and for developing new scenarios in your work.

The remaining 2 workshops will focus on the scale of Cultures, and then the smallest scale of Settings/Characters. After this, I will repeat them so that people who missed one in the series can retake them.

Please Bring: A pair of scissors, and a small container (sandwich-size tupperware should work.)

Note on registration: There are only 10 actual slots - The limit is at 25 to guarantee 10 pre-paid attendees. Please pre-register via PayPal or email me at [address removed] so I can send you a direct link. If you show up wishing to pay that day, show up early: After all 10 slots are filled, people will have to return for a future session instead. Thanks for understanding! See comments, below, for PAID status.


- Heath, Organizer, Austin Writers Meetup

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