The oldest literature is fantasy fiction.
From the Epic of Gilgamesh and The Odyssey to Beowulf, and Game of Thrones, the fantasy stories that have survived are stories of powerful gods, kings, queens, giants, magic, quests and monsters.
This isn’t to say that fantasy has to include all these things. There are no Gods in Harry Potter, for example.
JRR Tolkien is generally considered to be the father of modern English-language fantasy fiction. There were fantasy novels written prior to Tolkien’s The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings cycle, such as Lud-in-the-Mist by Hope Mirrlees and The Worm Ouroboros by ER Eddison, but it was the commercial success of Tolkien’s work that really mainstreamed the modern genre.
Tolkien based his own work on his study of northern European sagas and linguistics. One of the other strong influences on modern commercial fantasy fiction was the role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons. It was itself influenced by Tolkien, and the enormous popularity of both spawned countless works and tropes.
What I’m trying to say here is, if your fantasy idea features traditional creatures likes elves and trolls and wizards, you are going to have to do something very original with it to stand out – or write something completely different.
In this workshop you’ll get the blueprint of past, present and future formats of fantasy writing that will give you the edge in trying to secure book, movie, TV series or gaming deals in future, as anyone can see the entertainment world is exploding with new channels added every day and numerous TV series and movies produced for the masses.
Fantasy writing is your chance to explore your imagination and discover all sorts of magical and mysterious things.
Workshop Venue: TBC
Date: TBC – Due to Covid but hopefully soon.
Duration: Three days in a stunning location.
Cost: Total Cost Depends on Location – Best to log your interest below for updates and more info
Cost Includes: Workshop Attendance, Fantasy Blueprint, Access Details To Opportunities And All Writing Resources, Coffee, Tea, Juice, Water, Snacks
Cost Excludes: Travel to and from location, Accommodation, and all meals are excluded and for own account.
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