World-building applies to so much more than fantasy.


From Jane Austin's 19th century England to Steinbeck's California or Andy Weir's surface of Mars, great world-builders give us an immersive sense of place and time.

Here's the awesome news for you and me.

As writers, offering a first-class voyage into an intriguing world (real or imagined) is one of the best hooks we can offer a reader. Or, better yet, that editor or agent you've been trying to tempt for ages.

This course offers a deep-dive into world-building tools that will make your world feel real, authentic, and immersive. You'll get specific tools you can use over and over for every new world you create.

Taught by Best-selling Author Henry Neff


Henry H. Neff grew up outside Chicago before going off to Cornell University where he majored in history. He began his professional career as a consultant with McKinsey & Company before leaving the corporate life to teach at a San Francisco high school and write fantasy novels. His Tapestry series has been translated into 19 languages and his novel Imperium was Entertainment Weekly's Middle Grade Book of the Year. His writing classes consistently receive rave reviews.



Create Immersive Worlds

Learn to find inspiration from your life experiences to craft details that make your world feel like a real place they'd love to visit.

Mesmerize Gatekeepers

With deep, thoughtful world-building elements that help them get lost in the place and time you've created.

Break the Rejection Cycle

The path to publishing success isn't for the faint of heart. You'll push yourself harder than you ever imagined possible to learn, grow, and become the author you know you can be.