Society of
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World-Building 101: How to Scaffold Believable Places for Your Readers

Date(s) - 04/23/2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Solid world-building not only lends relatability and richness to your story, it makes the unbelievable believable—whether the story is grounded in a real location or in a fantasy world of your own making. How, then, do you go about creating a world that immerses readers and convinces them that this is a world that could really exist? Find out in this webinar with New York Times bestselling fantasy author J.C Cervantes.

J.C. will touch on the many categories to consider, with special focus on setting, magic systems, history, creatures, and myth. And she will discuss how those big-picture world-building pieces and smaller details interact with and often provoke the characters in ways that will keep readers immersed for chapter after chapter of your book.

J.C Cervantes is the New York Times best-selling author of The Storm Runner, The Fire Keeper, and Tortilla Sun. Her books have appeared on national lists, including the American Booksellers Association New Voices, Barnes and Noble’s Best Young Reader Books, and Favorite MG Science Fiction/Fantasy Top Ten Books, as well as Amazon’s Best Books of the Month. She has earned multiple awards and recognitions, including the New Mexico Book Award, and the Zia Book Award.

J.C. lives in New Mexico (otherwise known as the Land of Enchantment) can read, write, and talk backwards, always roots for the underdog, and believes in magic.



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$15 for SCBWI Members

$35 for non-members


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You can pay via credit card using PayPal or you can choose to pay offline. If paying offline, please send a check to SCBWI Nebraska  P.O. Box 6084  Lincoln, NE 68506. Checks must be received by April 21 to register for the webinar.

Because a replay will be available for those who cannot attend live, there will be no refunds for this event.

Note: You will receive an email with instructions on how to access the webinar a few days before the event.