World Building with Ilona Andrews
Date(s): Saturday, August 22, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Type(s): Generative Workshop, Presentation, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Fantasy, Science Fiction
About the Class
Fictional characters are a product of their environment and their choices are dictated by their world. This course will explore building a world “from scratch” based on random criteria chosen by the audience. It will cover topics such as how the fictional setting shapes the characters, how to integrate existing mythology and create original mythological elements, and how to develop a cohesive magical theory. It will explore the concept of limited resources in a fictional setting, demonstrate how to evolve society based on supply and demand of those limited resources, and focus on formation of power faction and how the competition between these faction drives the narrative. Questions from audience are highly encouraged.