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Fantasy Creatures and How to Make Them
Magical creatures, mythical beasts, and monsters. We love them! But what should you consider when inventing them for your stories? And why? Ian talks you through some of the key ideas and at the end you can draw your creature!
2. A guessing game to identify some famous fictional and mythical creatures.
3. Ian shows up to 9 features to consider when inventing your fantasy animal, such as environment, appearance, purpose, secret weapon and more.
4. After sharing the nine qualities, you can draw and share your animal.
It would be helpful for participants to have a pencil and paper.
About the Author
British writer Ian C Douglas is author of the Zeke Hailey sci-fi adventure series. Other credits include short stories, non-fiction, and text for picture books. Ian runs creative writing workshops for children, with a focus on fantasy and sci-fi. He is a regular visitor to schools, book festivals, and runs a book club. Ian was a guest-of-honour at Malta’s Festival of the Literary Stars in 2019. In 2018, Ian won the Nottingham Writer’s Studio award for Best Children’s Author and his novel, The Infinity Trap, won best children's novel in the 2020 Eyelands International Book Award. He is a regular guest on Notts TV. Ian lives with his wife and children in the heart of Robin Hood country.Visit profile and see all programs