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Liam Meilleur from New Orleans is reading The Fall of Kings by Ellen Kushner & Delia Sherman June 25, 2014 - 8:50pm

I took a class on instructional design this summer, and the final project required me to design a standalone class with a multimedia component. I created an introductory class on worldbuilding for new speculative fiction writers, and this website was part of that project. It’s designed to complement an in-person presentation and to function as a standalone resource for writers who are interested in worldbuilding but don’t know where to start.

So check it out, and let me know what you think (especially my fellow pedagogues out there).

https://sites.google.com/site/speculativeengine/home

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Matt A. June 26, 2014 - 4:34pm

Liam, I don't write much spec-fic, but I looked at this whole presentation and it's amazing. I saved it among my other writing tools in case I ever have need of it for a story. Great work.

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Liam Meilleur from New Orleans is reading The Fall of Kings by Ellen Kushner & Delia Sherman June 26, 2014 - 6:58pm

Thanks for checking it out. I'm glad you found it useful. The professor for the course encouraged me to present website (along with the in-person workshop version) to the teaching and education department, and I might, but I wanted to see what people thought of it first. Thanks for feedback. :)

 

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tristankneschke from New York City is reading The Fun Parts July 22, 2014 - 8:29am

nice, this is really interesting, thanks for sharing!