Max attendees per session: 20


Don’t leave the fascinating settings and magical details all to the fantasy writers! Building your historical setting takes just as much effort to get exactly right. With a 4:1 student to teacher ratio and four different historical time period specializations, you’ll receive a one-of-a-kind critique to help you get your historical setting just right. Sign up for 20th Century, Regency, 19th Century General, or Medieval and have a highly-skilled instructor help polish your first ten pages. You will be expected to review the pages for each group member prior to attending the workshop.



Please note that due to the volume of emails we send and receive, we are no longer emailing initial instructions for this workshop. All the information you need for this workshop is listed below!

You must be registered for one of the Historical Worldbuilding Workshops before you proceed.


Dear Historical Worldbuilding Workshop 2020 Participants,


We are so excited to have you in this workshop! PLEASE make a note of which session you have signed up for. (First Session: Noon-2:45pm, Second Session: 3:15-6pm.) You will be spending your workshop in a group with one highly qualified instructor and three fellow attendees. Your manuscript’s first 10 pages will be shared with your instructor and the other members of your group prior to the workshop. (You will receive your instructor/group list on April 2nd.) In order to ensure a successful workshop experience, please follow all instructions carefully.



March 5th, 2020        Last day to receive a refund for workshop cancellation.

April 2nd, 2020           Instructor/Group assignments will be emailed.

April 9th, 2020            Your 10 pages are due to your mentor and group. (See below.)

May 7th, 2020             Day of Workshop


*Note: Group members are expected to thoughtfully review each other’s materials. While actual critiques are not required, some instructors will give an opportunity to offer (brief) verbal feedback.



When you arrive, check in at registration on the 3rd floor. From there, proceed to room Cascade B. Inside, you will find a table with your instructor’s name. (If you’ve forgotten your instructor’s name, don’t worry, we’ll have that information for you at the registration desk.) *All workshops are located on the same floor as registration.


During the workshop, you’ll give input on your fellow attendees’ stories as your instructor requests. Please do participate, but remember to be respectful of time. When the instructor moves to the next participant, the discussion of your own story will be closed, and all focus will move to the next attendee.

While having the spotlight on your writing can be nerve-wracking, these workshops are many people’s favorite day of the conference! If you’ve never been, prepare to have a great time, meet new friends, and get expert advice from one of our fantastic instructors.

For those attending any of our Thursday Workshops, a snack will be provided between the first and second session (2:45-3:15pm).


PLEASE  NOTE: We have asked our instructors to confirm receipt of your 10 pages within 3 business days of submission. If you do not receive confirmation, or if you do not receive further information by our specified dates, please check your spam and other folders. If you still haven’t heard from us, please email thursdayworkshops@storymakersconference.com, allowing up to 3 days for a response. Sometimes there can be a problem with an email server, and we don’t want you to miss your instructions! Last day to receive a refund for workshop cancellation is March 5th. If you find you must cancel after this day, kindly let us know so we can give your spot to someone on our waiting list, but note, we are not able to give refunds after March 5th, 2020.


The conference is going to be so wonderful, we can’t wait to share it with you!



Natalee Cooper

Thursday Workshop Coordinator