Turning Real Life Experiences Into Fantasy
Live Session with Q&A
How do you take your real-life experiences and turn them into meaningful fantasy settings?
Join two SFF authors, Francesca Flores (DIAMOND CITY) and Romina Garber (LOBIZONA, The ZODIAC Quartet), in discussing OwnVoices world building techniques.
In this webinar, Romina and Francesca will:
-discuss the process of creating unique fantasy worlds using their backgrounds and experiences
-explore how writers can incorporate real-world issues into a fantasy setting
-outline the intricate connection between world building and character development
-provide a writing exercise to help deepen the world and character
-discuss the pros and cons of using complex and simple world building techniques
-show examples of fantasy world building from ownvoices authors
-provide recommendations of ownvoices fantasy books
About the Authors:
Francesca Flores is a writer, traveler and linguist. Raised in Pittsburgh, she read every fantasy book she could get her hands on and started writing her own stories at a young age. She began writing DIAMOND CITY while working as a corporate travel manager. When she’s not writing or reading, Francesca enjoys traveling, dancing ballet and jazz, practicing trapeze and contortion, and visiting parks and trails around San Francisco, where she currently resides. Francesca can be reached via email [email protected] , on Instagram @francescafloresauthor, and on Twitter at @FFloresAuthor. Check out her webpage at http://francescafloresauthor.com .
ROMINA GARBER (RUSSELL) is a New York Times and international bestselling author whose books include LOBIZONA & the ZODIAC series. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and raised in Miami, Florida, Romina landed her first writing gig as a teen—College She Wrote, a weekly Sunday column for the Miami Herald that was later picked up for national syndication—and she hasn’t stopped writing since. She is a graduate of Harvard College and a Virgo to the core. For more information about the ZODIAC series, visit the books' official webpage, http://rominagarber.com/ . Romina can be reached via email [email protected] , and on Twitter/Instagram @rominagarber .
Author of Diamond City
Author of Lobizona