“Creating Fictional Worlds” Workshop with Cynthia Kraack


As a fiction writer, are you imagining what this world will look like in the year 2099? Maybe a land where gnomes rule alongside silver-haired giants is the perfect place for the epic battle in your manuscript. Or a shape-shifting heroine living in a Victorian town begs to star in your steampunk fantasy.

Cynthia Kraack

Cynthia Kraack

Write On, Door County offers a special workshop, “Creating Fictional Worlds,” with award-winning author Cynthia Kraack, creator of a speculative fiction trilogy. The class will take place Sept. 19, 9 am – 1 pm at Glas Coffeehouse, 67 E. Maple St., Sturgeon Bay.

Good science fiction and fantasy writers have the challenge of creating unique worlds to serve as the stage for their characters and story. How to know what readers want or need to know in these genres can be tricky. Through exploring the techniques of published science fiction, speculative fiction, and fantasy writers, you’ll begin to develop your own strategy for creating and writing about the world where your stories take place.

Kraack is an author of novels and short stories. The High Cost of Flowers won two 2014 Midwest Book Awards for Literary Fiction and Contemporary Fiction. Her debut work, Minnesota Cold, won the 2009 Northeastern Minnesota Book Award for Fiction. She also wrote the Ashwood trilogy, a speculative fiction family saga.

Perfect for both teens and adults, the class enrollment is limited to 12 to maximize personal attention. Tuition is $60. To register online, visit For more information, call 920.868.1457 or email [email protected].

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