Writing lecture followed by Q&A
We want to create a new world with you. Who is involved?
In the beginning was the idea. An idea that just won’t let you go. It’s haunting your mind, and at some point it takes hold: It wants to be written. Maybe it’s literally a new world you’re creating, or maybe it’s a story that opens our eyes to a strange world on our own doorstep.
You’ll find that the approach isn’t all that different. Whether a story is fictional or real to you ultimately makes no difference to the reader. For them, your story is a new, strange world. Your task is to tell it in such a way that it becomes real and tangible for the reader.
But what makes this new world exciting and alive? How and what do we have to write so that others also want to get to know this world? Where do our ideas come from and how does a fantasy idea become a fantasy story?
In our writing workshop Creating Strange Worlds, we want to get to the bottom of this.
Mary has created a completely new world for her fantasy series Nafishur and Jan’s Beastseller is both a parody and homage to fantasy worlds. The more we explore these worlds, the more extensive they become. We would like to share our experiences with you.