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Worldbuilding in Fantasy Fiction

12 December @ 18:30 - 20:30

£12 – £15


So much successful fantasy fiction depends on the depth, complexity and intrigue of its setting – and this is where worldbuilding comes in! But developing a new realm fro scratch can be a challenge, so this workshop is here to help!

In this slot, we’ll explore where to begin with worldbuilding, how it coincides and connects with story, and give you the chance to develop your own unique setting with our writing exercise.

If you can’t make it, don’t worry! The workshop will be recorded via Zoom and sent via a Dropbox link, with other learning materials and goodies, to ALL ticket holders after the session.

Learning Goals

– Exploring the meaning and importance of worldbuilding

– Establishing some of the key elements that go into compelling fantasy settings

– Looking at how to deliver worldbuilding well within a story

– Creating the beginnings of a fresh fantasy world in our writing exercise

Alex Davis

Alex Davis is a writer, lecturer, writing coach and event organiser based in Derby. Much of his work has specialised in fantasy, SF and horror, and he regular runs fantasy workshops and has led on events including Edge-Lit and FantasyCon. He has also spent time working in SFF publishing and is an associate lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Derby.


You will be sent a link giving you access to the Zoom via Eventbrite prior to the event. Please contact admin@nottinghamwritersstudio.co.uk if you have any questions.


12 December
18:30 - 20:30
£12 – £15
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