Gear Up for Fantasy Writer’s Week

fantasy writer's week

From February 22 – February 26, 2021, ProWritingAid is holding Fantasy Writer’s Week. It’s the perfect chance for fantasy writers – whether published or not – to improve their craft and connect with like-minded individuals.

This is the first-ever Fantasy Writer’s Week to be held, and we happy to be sharing it with you. All sessions on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday are open to the public, with respected fantasy authors such as Angela J. Ford, David Farland, Dimitris Havlidis, Hayley Milliman, Stephanie BwaBwa, TJ Klune, and Janet Forbes sharing their expertise.

ProWritingAid Presents Fantasy Writer's Week

More details about the individual events:

Writing Wonder—How to Create a Fantasy World and Magical Systems
Feb 22 (2 PM ET / 7 PM UK)
Presenter: Bestselling fantasy author, Dave Farland

Dave will be talking about what “wonder” literature is and how you can create a sense of wonder in your own fantasy novel. He’ll show you how bestselling authors combine wonder with other emotions, like romance and adventure, to create the most successful fantasy novels out there.

World-Building 101: Training and Q&A
Feb 23 (12 PM ET / 5 PM UK)
Presenters: World Anvil founders, Janet Forbes and Dimitris HavlidisIn this workshop, Janet Forbes and Dimitris Havlidis from World Anvil talk about approaches and methods to world-building. They’ll discuss tools and strategies you can use, such as world-building meta, to keep your project on track, both in terms of theme and motivations, and make sure your world is serving your novel and story.
The ProWritingAid World-Building Write-In
Feb 23 (2 PM ET / 7 PM UK)
Presenter: ProWritingAid’s Head of Learning, Hayley MillimanEach month, we gather for the ProWritingAid Write-In. In this special Fantasy Writer’s Week edition, join us as we work through short world-building prompts and share together for feedback.
How to Edit Your Fantasy Manuscript With ProWritingAid
Feb 24 (12 PM ET / 5 PM UK)
Presenter: ProWritingAid’s Head of Learning, Hayley MillimanIt doesn’t matter how many hours you spent meticulously crafting your fantasy novel’s plot. If your writing isn’t clear and effective, your readers won’t engage with it. That’s where editing technology can help. In this workshop, we’ll dive into how to use ProWritingAid to make key edits to your fantasy manuscript.
How to Write Page-Turning YA Fantasy That Keeps Readers Up At Night
Feb 24 (2 PM ET / 7 PM UK)
Presenter: Fantasy author, Stephanie BwaBwaIn this workshop, fantasy author Stephanie BwaBwa will dive deep into creating a page turning novel that will keep your readers up at night. She’ll break down the main elements all YA Fantasy novels need, discuss what to avoid when writing your novel and highlight how to make your characters relatable, and your story themes memorable.
World Anvil Walk-Through and Q&A
Feb 25 (12 PM ET / 5 PM UK)
Presenters: World Anvil founders, Janet Forbes and Dimitris HavlidisJoin Janet and Dimitris, the founders of World Anvil—the biggest world-building platform in the world—as they take you through how to use their award winning toolset to build your world setting, write your novel and even market your work to your fans and make money! Then grab your hammer, and go world-build!
How to Organize your Story Ideas and Write a Fantasy Novel
Feb 25 (2 PM ET / 7 PM UK)
Presenter: Bestselling fantasy author, Angela J. FordDuring this workshop, bestselling fantasy author Angela J. Ford will help you dig deep into taking your ideas and turning them into a story readers adore. You’ll learn how to take your ideas and organize them (regardless if you’re a plotter or pantser) before you begin writing.
How to Write Fantasy: The Tricks of the Genre
Feb 26 (10 PM ET / 3 PM UK)
Presenters: Developmental editors, Anne Hawley and Rachelle RamirezDo you want to write a story set in a fantastical world but don’t yet know how to structure it? Got some great world-building and some random scenes that don’t really work together or entertain? You’re in the right place.In this webinar, you’ll learn the basics of the Fantasy Genre so you can create emotion in your readers and have them recommending your story to others.
Your Fantasy Editing Roadmap
Feb 26 (12 PM ET / 5 PM UK)
Presenter: ProWritingAid’s Head of Learning, Hayley MillimanAs nice as it would be, writing your fantasy novel isn’t over when you type “The End.” In fact, the actual work is just beginning. During the editing process, your novel will go from rough first draft to engaging final manuscript.In this workshop, Hayley will walk you through the most important edits you should make to your manuscript to ensure it’s publish-ready.
An Interview With Bestselling Fantasy Author, TJ Klune 
Feb 26 (2 PM ET / 7 PM UK)
Hosted by ProWritingAid CMO, Lisa LepkiTJ Klune is the Lambda Literary Award-winning author of The Extraordinaries and the 2020 New York Times #1 bestseller, The House in the Cerulean Sea. We’ll be chatting to him about breaking into the worlds of fantasy and YA fiction, his writing process and why representation is so important in literature.

See you on February 22-26 for the Fantasy Writer’s Week!

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