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The Art of Worldbuilding in Fiction (SR)

Course number : ENG239   ID : 23793    Section Number : 1
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A reader enters the world of the story the moment they open a book and begin reading. The novelist’s job is to entice them to stay by plunging them into a world so immersive that it becomes as real to them as the world in which they live. This course will look at the essential elements for creating a believable world that offers the reader an experience as well as a story. We will discuss the use of these worldbuilding elements using examples from familiar stories from both literature and television/film such as Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, The Hunger Games, and The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. Only a well-built world can convince a reader to believe in it, stay in it, want to learn more about it, and, hopefully, return to it again and again. The goal of this course is to arm writers with tools for building immersive worlds, no matter where (or when) their stories take place.

Class Details

6 Sessions
Weekly - Thu


Tiffany Jansen 



Please read:  This Structured Remote Course is entirely online. The course does meet as a real-time online session during the scheduled class time. This course is offered in an online format only. Students must be able to access the course from your own computer/tablet using a link that will be emailed at least one business day prior to the course start. FCC will not be able to provide individual technical support to students during the class sessions. Should you experience difficulties and not be able to access the course, please contact the program office. Only students who have paid the course fee and are officially on the class roster, may join the online class session.

In County 

Price: $20.00

In State 

Price: $25.00

Out of State Price 


Registration Closes On
Thursday, July 7, 2022 @ 12:00 AM



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
7/7/2022 - 8/11/2022 Weekly - Thu 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM N/A - Online Tiffany Jansen