World Building for Fantasy Writers

Create a Believable and Compelling World that Will Enchant Your Readers
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  • Lectures 21
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2016 English

Course Description

For the last 20 years I’ve been practicing the art of world building in fantasy literature, and in this online video course, I share with you some of the insights I’ve gained on that journey.

What we'll cover

This course will cover important areas of world building such as:

  • the guidelines for a creating a compelling world
  • how to address the challenge of world building
  • how establishing rules and creating depth will make your world more believable

What you’ll gain

When you have completed the course, you will be equipped with the knowledge of what it takes to build a believable and compelling world for your fantasy story—a world your readers will want to visit again and again.

What are the requirements?

  • Internet (for accessing the lessons)
  • A notebook or word processor (for writing down notes and ideas)
  • A great imagination and a willingness to put in the work!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Build a compelling and believable world for a fantasy novel
  • Establish rules for your world
  • Give a sense of depth to your world
  • Assign meaningful names to different parts of your world (i.e. landmarks and invented creatures)
  • Manage a healthy relationship between your world and your story

What is the target audience?

  • This course is meant for writers who are in the beginning stages of creating their fantasy novel.
  • It is also for fantasy writers who feel they need strengthening in the area of creating compelling and believable settings for their stories.
  • This course is not for advanced writers who are well seasoned world builders.

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Welcome!
Preview
02:12
Section 2: The Art of World Building
Section Introduction: Putting Tools on Your Belt
00:40
A Compelling World
10:01
The Believable Challenge
Preview
03:17
Rules = Believable
11:35
Depth = Believable
Preview
06:47
Homework: Evaluating a Fantasy World
Article
Section 3: The Process
Section Introduction: Knowing the Terrain Ahead
00:23
A Changing World
09:16
Learning Outside Fantasy
08:12
Homework: Your Experiences
Article
The Work and the End Goal
03:16
Section 4: Naming
Section Introduction: Filling in the Blanks
00:26
Names
07:00
Homework: Originality of Names
Article
Section 5: Your World and Your Story
Section Introduction: Writing in Relationship
00:46
The Primacy of Story
03:55
Learning from the Greats: Quotes on World Building
Article
Homework: Story/World Analysis
14:47
Section 6: Conclusion
Conclusion: Go Out and Build Your World!
00:59
Section 7: Bonus
Bonus Resources
Article

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Instructor Biography

Jason Link, Author, Instructor, Speaker

I’m Jason Link, the author of the Legender series, an epic adventure that Publishers Weekly calls a grand fairytale.

My readers tell me time and time again how fascinating they find the world of my story to be. Some even say that it has the complexity and intrigue of Tolkien’s Middle-Earth.

For the last 20 years I’ve been practicing the art of world building in fantasy literature

One of my passions is sharing the craft of story with those who want to learn.

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