In this session celebrated fantasy writer, Anna Stephens, will explore the elements that go into creating a coherent, believable and three-dimensional fantasy world, including magic, myth, economics and politics. She’ll identify some of the key characteristics that make a world feel ‘real’ and with a sense of depth and history. From there, she’ll discuss how to actively weave story into your world building, how world affects character and conversely, how much impact characters have on the world, environment and society you have created. Although this will be mainly about fantasy writing, many elements will be relevant to those writing science-fiction as well.
Anna Stephens is the author of the grimdark epic fantasy Godblind Trilogy, published through HarperVoyager UK, Talos Press in the US, and in translation in Europe, as well as several short stories in small presses and charity anthologies.
A literature graduate, she loves all things speculative, from Doctor Who and Firefly to classic Hammer and Universal horror films. She’s run workshops on writing character, point of view, and battle scenes at conventions, and is an English tutor with The Access Project.
Costs: £20.00, please follow the steps to pay via PayPal when you RSVP. Refunds will only be provided if the meetup is cancelled by admin, no exceptions, and in the rare event of speakers cancelling, we reserve the right to provide an alternative but equivalent speaker.
Location: The Globe is at 83 Moorgate, EC2M 6SA. It's spitting distance from Moorgate tube and a 7min walk from Liverpool Street or Bank. Venue tel. number is[masked]. We're in a private room upstairs.
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