Other worlds. Parallel dimensions. Mythic realms. The future. In this three-hour seminar, award-winning science fiction writer Michael A. Burstein takes you through the basics of creating on paper the fictional world that is so vivid and detailed in your head. Whether you want to set your story on the sand dunes of Mars, or in the world of Faerie, or even in the world of today, you’ll learn how to create a world that draws in readers, hangs together, and is as memorable as your favorite fictional places. This seminar will look at world-building through the lens of science fiction, but it is open to and relevant for all writers.
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2. The blog Meme Therapy routinely asks science fiction writers and other such types to answer a speculative question, a feature they call Brain Parade. I'm one of the writers who responded in Brain Parade: The Aliens are Coming.