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Wonders of World Bulding

Saturday, August 5, 2017
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Garden B

World building is a skill that belongs in every author’s toolbox. Whether you write fiction, non-fiction (memoir or historical fiction), or screenplays, world building skills will you make your story rich, compelling and unforgettable. As writers, we long to create worlds of wonder that enchant and enthrall our readers, but how do we make these worlds believable, and how do we keep from drowning in the details? From architecture and clothing, to religion and culture, explore the key elements of world building and gain tips for making these elements real in your writing. Learn a unique method to determine which elements will best enhance your story and showcase your characters.


Karen Azinger

Karen L Azinger is the epic fantasy author of The Silk & Steel Saga. This seven book saga includes The Steel Queen, The Flame Priest, The Skeleton King, The Poison Priestess, The Knight Marshal, The Prince Deceiver, and The Battle Immortal. Her books are lauded for their rich world building and complex character development. Some reviewers compare her saga to Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time and George Martin’s Game of Thrones. Before writing, Karen spent over twenty years as an international business strategist, eventually becoming a vice-president for one of the world’s largest natural resource companies.