CAA-SFC Webinar: How to Build Worlds Without Boring Your Reader
August 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
How to Build Worlds Without Boring Your Reader
You can’t write fantasy or science fiction without creating a new world, whether you’re imagining a new planet or reinventing the minotaur. How much research should you do? Often writers fall into the trap of too little research, risking the ire of readers and critics–or overwhelming them with pages of “As you know, Bob,” which risks putting readers and critics to sleep.
This webinar will focus on tips for efficient research and how to write your world in a way that entertains your readers, which makes writing more fun for you. As a result of attending this session, you will have a better understanding of how to:
- streamline your research (i.e., delve into real or virtual shelves without getting stuck there)
- improve your information flow and avoid overwhelming your reader with details
Cost: This Canadian Authors/SF Canada series is free due to COVID-19’s impact on the writing community; space is limited.
About the Presenter
Melissa Yuan-Innes immediately fell in love with fairy tales, and one day, she started writing them. She was a Writers of the Future winner in her final year of medical school and went on to publish in Nature, the Aurora-winning anthology The Dragon and the Stars, and The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2017. She writes the Hope Sze medical mysteries under the pseudonym Melissa Yi, for which she has been recognized by CBC’s The Current, The Next Chapter’s Mystery Panel, and The Globe and Mail. She enjoys eating, laughing, and playing with her kids.
- August 19
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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- Presentation, Webinar, Workshop
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- CAA, Canadian Authors Association, Canadian Writers, Hope Sze medical mysteries, Melissa Yi, Melissa Yuan-Innes, Professional Writers, workshop, Writers, writing workshop