ON DEMAND World-Building 101: Worlds as Characters

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Class Title: World-Building 101: Worlds as Characters

Instructor: Kristen Lamb

Price: $75 USD Standard

Where: Bad Lamb Academy Virtual Classroom/Portal Page (Big Blue Button)

WhenAt your convenience on any compatible device


About the Class:

World building is where we get to play ‘Author God’ and create all the intricacies that go into our world. World building informs characters (what they can and cannot do) as well as directs the plot.

Failure to do proper world-building can create DISASTER. Readers are smart and they WILL expect us (our characters) to play by a set of rules. Without a proper world or clearly crafted boundaries, readers can become easily confused.

Ah, but do it well and…

The worlds we create in fiction, especially series, are powerful enough to create a fandom that sweeps the globe and can even become inextricable parts of our culture. From Star Wars to Harry Potter to Twilight to Stranger Things and on and on, WORLD BUILDING is the stuff movies, theme parks, franchises, and events like Comic-Con are made of.

Whether you just want to have a general idea of how your world works or you want to create vast maps, empires, houses, planets, new tech or even create your own languages for your novel, this is a class to get you started.

In this class, we will cover:

  • How to create a series ‘bible’
  • Understand the different ‘types’ of world-building one might need from ‘crime fiction’ (NCIS) to ‘techno thrillers’ (Red Storm Rising) to ‘epic high fantasy’ (Lord of the Rings) to science fiction (Dune/Firefly) all demand world-building
  • Creating your world’s ‘essence’
  • Sometimes less is more
  • Geography
  • History
  • Society/Culture
  • Rules/Limitations for Magic
  • Technology & Limitations
  • The basics of creating an ‘alien’ language
  • Where to begin with world building and how far to go
  • Seven Deadly Sins of World Building


About the Instructor:

Kristen Lamb is the author of the definitive guide to social media and branding for authors, Rise of the Machines—Human Authors in a Digital World. She’s also the author of #1 best-selling books We Are Not Alone—The Writer’s Guide to Social Media and Are You There, Blog? It’s Me, Writer.

She’s also the author of the highly acclaimed mystery-thriller The Devil’s Dance.

Kristen has written over twelve hundred blogs and her site was recognized by Writer’s Digest Magazine as one of the Top 101 Websites for Writers. Her branding methods are responsible for selling millions of books and used by authors of every level, from emerging writers to mega authors.