Crafting a Narrative Driven World

Crafting a Narrative Driven World

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How to create a narrative where the world design is inherent to the story being crafted, rather than standing alongside it as detail. With Ed McDonald.


For all Gold Star Members

Your Hosts

Ed McDonald


Thu, 20 June 2024
07:00 pm  - 08:00 pm



How Much

From £20. See all membership options here

This workshop will focus on world building, but where the world design is inherent to the story being crafted, rather than standing alongside it as detail. We'll examine how to craft unique speculative fiction elements that link a world's particular details to the protagonist's journey.

Who You Are

  • A genre writer who wants to go deeper into world building a
  • A writer who wants to understand how the story world impacts the narrative and visa versa

What You'll Get

An hour long interactive workshop exploring narrative and world building with fantasy writer Ed McDonald

What You'll Learn

  • How good world building can enhance your story rather than simply sit alongside it
  • The interplay between your characters and thier world
  • How to elevate your writing craft

About Write A Novel Month

Writing a novel is hard. So let’s do it together!

Throughout June, the Writers’ HQ Write A Novel Month will give you the opportunity to explore everything you need to know about novel writing, from drafting, characterisation, editing and everything in between.

We’ll go deep and broad into craft and practice and we’re also going to challenge you to write a wild draft – that’s 1,000 words a day for the entire month of June and see what comes out the other side.

Find out more about Write A Novel Month here >>


About your host / hosts

Ed McDonald

Ed McDonald is the author of the Raven's Mark novels (Blackwing, Ravencry and Crowfall) and the Redwinter Chronicles novels (Daughter of Redwinter, Traitor of Redwinter and Witch Queen of Redwinter). Ed studied Ancient History and Archaeology at the University of Birmingham, and Medieval History at Birkbeck College, University of London.  Across the years Ed has worked as a game master on World of Warcraft and as an academic teaching writing skills, finding time between to study historical martial arts and run tabletop roleplaying games for his friends. He lives in London.

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