PNWA 2014 world building workshop

I wanted to give everyone a little preview of our Sci-Fi/Fantasy World Building workshop at the PNWA summer conference in case you wanted more information before attending.  It’ll be held on Friday, July 18th at 4 p.m.  I’ll be on the panel with PNWA Board Member Brian Mercer and best-selling author Yasmine Galenorn.

From the conference program:

World or story, which comes first? Discover how to craft a realistic background for your manuscript: from vampires to space exploration, to new lands, peoples, economies, and beyond.  How suspension of disbelief is key to keeping your reader, agent, or editor onthe page.  In this workshop, you will learn how to develop and strengthen sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal, and all fiction genres to forge an immersing novel; the ins and outs of researching world building; and how to use language, politics, and friendships as tools to create an unforgettable landscape.

Hope that gives you some insight.  We’ll be covering storytelling tools, structure, methods, and how to use world building effectively to press your manuscript forward.  Hope to see you there.  If you’re at the conference, make sure to look me up.

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About WriterEthanReid

Ethan Reid received his BA in English with Writing Emphasis from the University of Washington and his MFA from the University of Southern California’s MPW Program. Ethan is a member of the Horror Writers Association and the Pacific Northwest Writers Association. Ethan currently lives in Seattle. For inquires, please contact Barbara Poelle at the Irene Goodman Literary Agency.