Invent Your Fantasy Kingdom - Worldbuilding Writing Camp
In this 5-day writing camp you will invent and build an imagined world - you create a map, draw and write descriptions of your own fantasy characters and produce a creative reference guide ideal for fiction writing, DnD games or fun.
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Completed by 42 learners
5x per week
over 1 week
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does a "Multi-Day" course work?
Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries
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In this 5-class camp you will invent your own imagined kingdom. Some call this 'worldbuilding'. As a model for this process we look at JRR Tolkien, who created Middle Earth and developed an entire Elvish language before writing Lord of the Rings. This writing and drawing class is ideal for creating a new imaginative world from scratch and for giving your fantasy ideas a solid outline. You will write and draw in each lesson so at the end of the course you will have a notebook filled with...
- learn to write on paper what you see in your mind - develop details that make an imagined world interesting and believable - learn how to name natural and man-made phenomena in your kingdom with consistency - improve your creative writing through practice and feedback
I am a qualified schoolteacher and teach English, German and French, fostering a curiosity about different cultures and ways of life. I have taken many school classes to explore historical sites around London, the city where I live and work, and ask students to consider how the past impacts modern life, and express their observations in writing. I am fascinated by royal myths and legends and spend many weekends exploring the city’s hidden corners and cultural landmarks and have invented several imagined worlds based on these artefacts. I am also a trained artist and visual storyteller and bring historic facts alive through highlighting cultural details and drawing students into discussions. I encourage students to sharpen their analytical skills when they imagine a fantasy version of history and to create a consistent cultural and economic model as a foundation for their imagined kingdoms.
Each of the 5 classes provides writing time so even if students do not find much time to write on their own, they will end the course with a good outline of their imagined kingdom. In my experience students will be excited to develop and expand their ideas after each class. I provide unique handouts that guide students to think about social, economic and cultural concepts that spur the imagination and support their writing.
I provide unique handouts for each lesson that provide a writing framework and encourage deep thinking. In addition each student benefits from having a notebook and blank paper for writing and drawing. We will be writing and drawing in each class, so please bring different pens, pencils, colours, crayons, etc. to write and sketch with. You can make your own little booklet of 4 pages by folding an A3 sheet in half - you can then stick completed handouts into this booklet to keep your kingdom all in one place.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
4 hours 10 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
London Historian, Art Maker and Storyteller
🇬🇧Lives in the United Kingdom
544 total reviews
289 completed classes
Develop your curiosity and imagination! Hello! My name is Teacher Jean and I live in London in the United Kingdom. I love this city and my classes are the perfect place to ask questions about past kings and queens, famous landmarks and British...