If you’re in the Montrose, Colorado, area on the evening of March 7th, come by the Montrose Library and attend a workshop I’m conducting. “Creating your fiction world” will focus on creating the right setting for your story.
Here’s the advertising blurb:
Are you ready to write your novel? A sense of place is critical to drawing the reader in. Join fantasy author Dave Casler in a hands-on workshop in which the workshop members–as a group–will create a new fantasy world. Dave will walk participants through exploring all the ramifications and continuity issues that apply to your fictional world is, fantasy or otherwise. Does your world have horses? Then it needs stables, hay, tack, pasture, and so on–not to mention characters who know how to ride! Knowing your setting well helps you put your characters in context. Good settings draw the readers into your story, making them feel just at home as your characters. We’ll discuss the details of the new world and how to develop a sense of authenticity. This workshop will help you focus on your fictional world, focus your research needs, and focus on making fantasy real. Dave Casler, a Ridgway resident, is the author of “The Story of the Great American Flying Broomstick” series and is nearing release of a new fantasy novel set in its own fantasy world, “The Unexpected Traveler,” due on Kindle at the end of February. His writing website is www.mtsneffelspress.com.