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World Building

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Bethesda
4508 Walsh St
Btwn Wisconsin & West Avenues
Bethesda, Maryland 20815
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12

What you'll learn in this writing class:

World building is a concept that was once more the property of writing like Sci-Fi and Fantasy. Since they were “imagined” worlds – there was much work to do to get your reader “into” the world and have them understand it. Now, world building is attributed to all types of writing. It’s like setting on steroids. World building is about letting the reader into the world of the story or essay – to have them understand that world, so that they can go on the journey with you. 

It’s setting, but also politics and economics, the clothes and goods, the language and the decorum, the weather and terrain. The things you can touch and see, but also the things that rule behavior, like norms and religion. This workshop is made up of instruction, exercises, and sharing to help you shape your world.

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School: The Writer's Center

The Writer's Center

In 1976, a group of literature enthusiasts led by Allan Lefcowitz, Barbara Lefcowitz, Jane Fox, Merrill Lefler, Ann McLaughlin, Richard Peabody, John Hill and others embarked on a mission to make an independent home for the literary arts in the D.C. area. A community where likeminded individuals could...

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