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Worldbuilding for Speculative Fiction

A World of Your Own: World-building for Fantasy and Sci-fi Writers

When: Saturday 1 June

Nottingham Central Library are proud to partner with the Society of Authors on this series of workshops and talks for 2024. From writing witchcraft, world building, crime writing, to children’s storytimes, we have something for everyone.

Society of Authors Presents: Ian Douglas

Course: World Building for Speculative Fiction A World of Your Own: World-building for Fantasy and Sci-fi Writers.

  • Saturday 1 June, 10am to 12pm
  • Genre: Story building – Audience: 16+
  • Ticket Price: £5

Whether you write fantasy, sci-fi or anything in-between, at some point you may need to invent your own world. Author Ian C Douglas, the maker of a few make-believe locations himself, will look at some important skills to make creating your own world easier. This workshop will include info-dumping (and ways to avoid it), inventing imaginary creatures and monsters, and a deeper look at writing histories for your world.

This is a new workshop, suitable both for participants from Ian’s previous workshops or those coming along for the first time. Participants are welcome to use their own work in the practice exercises. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly with a break in the middle.’