Larry Correia is the New York Times bestselling, award winning author of the Monster Hunter International series, the Grimnoir Chronicles trilogy, the Dead Six military thrillers (with Mike Kupari), and the forthcoming Saga of the Forgotten Warrior epic fantasy series all from Baen Books. He is also the author of the Malcontents series set in the Warmachine universe for Privateer Press, has published dozens of works of short fiction, and actually has a GI JOE character based on him. A former accountant, firearms instructor, and machinegun dealer, Larry is now a fulltime author and lives in the mountains of northern Utah with his very patient wife and children.
Setting and World Creation Master Class
4-hour Master Class. $81.00
Class is limited to 20 students
Saturday, June 10th, 9am-1pm
Larry Coreia known for his strong World building will share his knowledge in this four hour class. This is an important component in writing because your world must contain certain elements in order to influence your readers to suspend their disbelief of fantastical elements.
a) Where is your story located?
b) Who are the main intelligent inhabitants of your world? Are humans the only intelligent species, or will there be creatures like werewolves, monsters, fairies, and more? Alternately, will there be species you’ve made up?
c) What is the government in the part of the world you’re writing about? How does that affect your story. Are its internal workings clearly described or purposefully left hazy to create a sense of mystique or ominous tyranny?
d) What is the rest of the world like? Is there a dominant culture?
e) Technologically, how does the world compare to our world? Is it more or less advanced or mix of technologies?
f) Does magic exist in the world and who practises it?
g) What are the most important values of the society that you are writing about?