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Saturday, April 6 • 10:30am - 11:45am
5F: From Your Room to Outer Space: World-Building in Young Adult Fiction FULL
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Whether you are writing a contemporary story set in a small town or an intergalactic story set in space, every young adult novel requires world-building. The goal is to always introduce a world while avoiding info-dumping and confusing readers.

World-building encompasses everything within the setting, from currency to geography, politics, religion, and sex. You must consider what matters the most to the characters. Readers should be experiencing this world through the eyes of the character(s) and what is important to them. In this workshop, we will discuss various tips to create a fictional world.

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Lilliam Rivera

Lilliam Rivera is an award-winning writer and author of the young adult novels Dealing in Dreams, forthcoming from Simon & Schuster on March 5, 2019, and The Education of Margot Sanchez, available now in bookstores everywhere. The Education of Margot Sanchez was nominated for a 2019... Read More →

Saturday April 6, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
Franklin Room - 4th Floor