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Fantasy Lands and Far-off Worlds
From Narnia to Middle Earth, from Tattooine to Gallifrey, we love stories with imaginary lands. If you want to write fantasy and sci-fi and would like some guidance, this session may be for you.
1. A picture quiz of famous imaginary lands.
2. What is 'world building'?
3. Timelines, maps and rule-books.
4. Work sheets to gather ideas about your fantasy world, for example the people, the society, flora and fauna, magical objects.
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