Learn how to build fictional worlds that grip the heart, write dialogue that electrifies your scenes, create imaginary religions, design cultures and unforgettable creatures, and unpack the moments that matter in your characters’ lives. $35/class, or buy an entire season of video classes at a steep discount. Details below. Learn, thrive, write.

SERIES: WRITE CHARACTERS YOUR READERS WON’T FORGET

“I just don’t care enough about your character.” Write Characters Your Readers Won’t Forget provides a toolkit for addressing that issue. Explore what makes characters unforgettable to readers – and learn strategies for digging into and revealing your character’s motivations, drives, and conflict in entertaining and powerful ways.

Who the series is for: Fiction writers, scriptwriters, writers for games, or anyone with a passion for character-driven storytelling.

Classes available in this series:

  • Write Characters Your Readers Won’t Forget: What Makes Your Character Tick (51 minutes)
  • Writing the Dialogue We Crave (58 minutes)
  • Charting Your Character Arc and Using It as a Powerful Tool for Revision (38 minutes)

Included with your registration (emailed to you within one business day):

  • Video link and password to the class(es) you want
  • A copy of the companion ebook Write Characters Your Readers Won’t Forget (kindle edition)

REGISTER:

Register for a SEASON PASS: Write Characters Your Readers Won’t Forget (All 3 Classes)

Purchase the entire series at a discount. Add a note in Paypal to specify your preferred email address for receiving course materials (delivered within one business day).

$75.00

Register for Individual Classes from the Series

Purchase individual classes from the series for $35 each. Add a note in Paypal to specify which class(es) in the series you are purchasing and your preferred email address for receiving course materials (delivered within one business day).

$35.00

SERIES: WRITE WORLDS YOUR READERS WON’T FORGET

Like a god, you get to invent a world. Maybe several. But how do you make these worlds that readers want to visit? How do you make them worlds that readers never want to leave? In this intensive series, explore how to create unforgettable environments, creatures, and cultures.

[regarding the course text] “A master class in world building: Litore has created an accessible, comprehensive approach. Litore’s passion for well-crafted sci-fi comes through in every chapter.” – S.G. Redling, author of Flowertown and Damocles

Who the series is for: Fiction writers, scriptwriters, writers for games, or anyone with a passion for worldbuilding.

Classes available in this series:

  • Write Worlds Your Readers Won’t Forget (78 minutes)
  • Creature Design: How to Create an Unforgettable Creature (45 minutes)
  • Inventing Imaginary Religions for an Imaginary World (47 minutes)
  • Ruins and Relics: The Bones of Your Imaginary World (48 minutes)
  • Rites of Passage and the Idea of Home (65 minutes)
  • The Threshold Text: How to Introduce Your Reader to a Strange New World (71 minutes)

Included with your registration (emailed to you within one business day):

  • Video link and password to the class(es) you want
  • A copy of the companion ebook Write Worlds Your Readers Won’t Forget (kindle edition)

REGISTER:

Register for a SEASON PASS: Write Worlds Your Readers Won’t Forget (All 6 Classes)

Purchase the entire series at a discount. Add a note in Paypal to specify your preferred email address for receiving course materials (delivered within one business day).

$125.00

Register for Individual Classes from the Series

Purchase individual classes from the series for $35 each. Add a note in Paypal to specify which class(es) in the series you are purchasing and your preferred email address for receiving course materials (delivered within one business day).

$35.00

YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

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Stant Litore is the author of the nonfiction titles Lives of Unstoppable Hope, Lives of Unforgetting, Write Characters Your Readers Won’t Forget, Write Worlds Your Readers Won’t Forget, and the fiction titles Ansible, The Zombie Bible, Nyota’s Tyrannosaur, and Dante’s Heart. Best known for his weird fiction, alternate history, and science fiction, he holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Denver (as Daniel Fusch). He has served as a developmental editor for the independent writers’ collaborative Westmarch Publishing, and his work on character development has been featured in Jeff Vandermeer’s Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction. Litore’s fiction has been acclaimed by NPR, has served as the topic for scholarly work in Relegere and Weird Fiction Review, and he has been hailed as “SF’s premier poet of loneliness.” He is fascinated by ancient languages, history, and religious studies. He does not currently own a starship or a time machine but would rather like to. He lives in Colorado with his wife and three children and hides from visitors in the basement library beneath a heap of toy dinosaurs, tattered novels, comic books, incomprehensibly scribbled drafts, and antique tomes. He is working on his next novel, or several.

He has frequently taught these classes to standing room only at Pikes Peak Writers Conference, Castle Rock Writers Conference, and other professional events for fiction writers.

TESTIMONIALS:

From past participants in Write Characters Your Readers Won’t Forget:

“He was so informative. This workshop helped so much!”

“Stant packs in high level craft lessons in a workshop that seemed deceptively simple.”

“Breakthroughs were made! During the class, I found myself not only taking notes, but also making notes for my manuscript. THANK YOU!”

And here’s what writers have said about the text Write Worlds Your Readers Won’t Forget, which accompanies that video series:

“One of the best worldbuilding workbooks I’ve ever seen. Litore is inspirational, reveling in the power of imagination and packing his journey with top-notch examples and exercises. A superb resource for beginners and pros alike.” – Richard Ellis Preston, Jr., author of Romulus Buckle and the City of the Founders

“Stant Litore’s book overflows with everything you need to know to build your own worlds from the ground up or the top down, from creatures to ecology to culture. Tons of thought-provoking exercises help create an elegant framework for speculative worldbuilding. With these techniques and your own creativity, you’ll be able to create worlds your readers will never want to leave. There are other worldbuilding books out there; this is the one you want.” – Travis Heermann, author of the Ronin trilogy and Death Wind

“Not only is the advice great, but there’s a warmth to the chapters that makes writing inviting rather than intimidating.” – Todd Mitchell, author of The Traitor King and The Last Panther

“A master class in world building: Litore has created an accessible, comprehensive approach. Covering religion, biology, technology, magic, language, justice, privilege and more, the book ignites the writer’s imagination with provocative questions and exercises. Pro tip: read this with a notebook handy. You will be inspired to get down to the business of building your fictional world in ways you hadn’t dreamed possible. Litore’s passion for well-crafted sci-fi comes through in every chapter.” – S.G. Redling, author of Flowertown and Damocles

“This is a clear, comprehensive, and beautifully written guide to worldbuilding that will not only help emerging writers to find their voices and build imaginative worlds and characters, but one that will also prove invaluable to experienced writers seeking to spark their creative impulses or deepen the worlds they create. My favorite thing about this guide was how incredibly immersive it is. When Litore says the word ‘worldbuilding,’ he’s not kidding… Highly recommended — I can’t wait to use some of the exercises and questions Litore offers here when writing my next book.” – Angela Mitchell, author of Falada and Dancing Days

“Stant Litore does an excellent job bringing structure and order to the art of world-building. His book makes the craft easy to understand and is filled with information for beginners and veterans alike.” – Milton Davis, author of Changa’s Safari

“Stant Litore is a wonderful storyteller with a knack for creating nuanced characters and equally nuanced worlds. And this book delivers on its title: it offers a great glimpse at how to write worlds your readers won’t forget.” – James A. Hunter, author of the Yancy Lazarus series and Viridian Gate Online