Build A World Workbook – Story Building Blocks
Researching and developing key elements of your story world makes the place and time come alive for your readers and helps you avoid massive plot holes. We will examine daily life, food, shelter, clothing, art, entertainment, education, government, morals, manners, myths, and legends. We will consider the topography, geography, flora, and fauna. We will consider how much your characters know, what they do about it, and how they navigate the world from conveyances to mechanization to technology. Whether you bring to life Edwardian London or a Martian colony, the magic is in the details. Let’s begin.
About Diana Hurwitz (The Villages, Florida Author)
Diana Hurwitz spent her childhood near Cincinnati daydreaming and writing poetry. She is often found lost in a book and dissects fiction for fun. She currently resides in central Florida with her husband and two cats.
When not writing, she indulges in reading, painting, jewelry design, travel, graphic art, and web design.She is a member of Mystery Writers of America and the Ladyscribes critique group.
She writes the Story Building Blocks series and the companion blog, Game On!, because she loves helping other writers and as a book addict thinks life is too short for bad fiction. She is the author of the young adult series Mythikas Island which she was inspired to write for her teen daughter who complained, “Why do YA books always have love triangles? Can’t a girl be a hero without a boyfriend?” The answer is, “Yes, yes she can.” She contributes to the Blood Red Pencil Blog with other fun editors and writers.
She can be found hanging out on Facebook far more often than she should be.