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A step by step examination of the challenges and delights of writing Fantasy.
Creating a Fantasy world. Why a Map? History is the Fantasy Writer’s Best Friend. The importance of imagination.
A hands on writing workshop. Students will create their own fantasy world which will be the springboard for a thousand stories. Topics: Map making. Why Names are Important in Fantasy. Why History is Useful for Fantasy Writers. Creating Fantasy Characters.
A hands on writing workshop, with down to earth suggestions for improving writing. Topics: Using Dialogue. Eliminating Boring Writing. Finding Ideas. How to Make Your Writing Better.
An entertaining presentation about how I write and the things I’ve learned over more than fifteen years of writing, using the metaphor of The Writer’s Toolkit to examine the approaches, methods and techniques of a professional writer. Topics: Approaches to writing. Tips and tricks to improve writing. How a Professional Writer Writes. An insight into […]
A four degree rise in global temperatures will make our planet almost unrecognisable. How would we cope in such a world? This session will take a number of trends – resource usage, the biological revolution, economic uncertainties, and development of artificial intelligence (among others) and explore where we are headed. Are we ready? What can […]