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Seamless Worldbuilding

  • Richardson Public Library 900 Civic Center Drive Richardson, TX, 75080 United States (map)

“Seamless Worldbuilding”

with Amber Royer

Building a convincing world is important no matter what genre you write in. It is easy to give either too little detail, resulting in a world that seems poorly thought out, or too much detail, leaving the reader overwhelmed. We will discuss how the principle of Hemingway's Iceberg, the adage of showing instead of telling, and the philosophy that character is story play together to give you worldbuilding that feels expansive and seamless.

NOTE: Due to the Holiday, this meeting is held on the fourth Monday of January.


Amber Royer writes fun science fiction involving chocolate, aliens, lovesick AIs, time travel, and more. Her debut science fiction novel, Free Chocolate, came out last June from Angry Robot Books, and the sequel, Pure Chocolate, will be released March of 2019. She teaches enrichment/continuing education creative writing classes for both teens and adults at UT Arlington and through Writing Workshops Dallas. In addition to self-publishing two cookbooks (co-authored with her husband), she has published a number of non-fiction articles for print and on-line publications.

The Writers Guild of Texas presents Guest Speaker / Program meetings on the 3rd Monday of each month (except January) in the Basement Program room of the Richardson Public Library. Visitors are welcome to attend.

Earlier Event: December 19
WGT Critique Group