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Salem: Worldbuilding with Karen Azinger
May 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wonders of World Building with Karen Azinger
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. Gain an understanding of how these elements impact characters and plots. Learn a unique method to determine which of these elements will best enhance your story and showcase your characters.
About Karen Azinger
Karen Azinger is the author of The Silk & Steel Saga, an epic medieval fantasy full of plots, battles, romance and schemes. 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. Azinger’s books are lauded for their rich world building and complex character development. Many reviewers compare her saga to Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time and George Martin’s Game of Thrones. She is also the author of The Assassin’s Tear, a collection of short stories including two set in the world of Silk & Steel. She teaches workshops at the Willamette Writers Conference and recently published Power Writing: Make Your Genre Fiction Soar, a rollicking exploration of the secrets of genre fiction. Before plunging into the epic fantasy world of knights and swords and magic, 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.