Creating a Fantasy Creatures Bestiary for Aspiring Writers
Tired of the same orcs, goblins, fairies, and gnomes in Fantasy? The focus of this class is to create new and interesting creatures, diverse races, and rich fauna to populate your fantasy world.
Mark Tyson B.A., M.A.
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$19 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 4 weeks
55 minutes per class
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Week one we will discuss mythological creatures and creatures that exist in popular culture like basilisks, griffons, manticores, and chimeras. We will examine the traits of these mythological creatures in order to develop a creature of our own creation. Week two we will expand on the mythological template and begin deciding on the traits that might suit our own creations. Such as size, feeding habits, culture, sentience, and habitat/city. Week three we will put what we have learned so...
Under the pen name of Cleave Bourbon, I have completed and published 6 fantasy novels and I have three more in development (I usually have at least three writing projects going at all times.) I have been teaching English in both public school (English 1-4) and online for over 15 years. I have also earned a B.A in English and Culture and a M.A. in English and Literature.
Homework will consist of creating paragraphs or stories about the background of the creatures created.
Paper, something to write with, and imagination. Later you may want to draw your creation so markers, colored pencils and whatever else you might want to bring your vision to life (so to speak)
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Mark Tyson B.A., M.A.
Experienced English and Literature Teacher
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
436 total reviews
537 completed classes
Mark Tyson holds a B.A. in English and Culture from New York Institute of Technology and a M.A. in English From Sanford National University San Diego, CA. He teaches English and Literature classes with a particular focus on 18th and 19th century...