Writing Great Fantasy: World Building Workshop

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Course Description

As a fantasy writer, you want to take your readers to exotic places like they’ve never seen before, a world of wonder that they want to get lost in.

Here at the World Building Workshop for Fantasy Writing, that’s my aim. By the end of this course, you will have created a believable and compelling world that your readers will want to get lost in again and again.

"The World Building Workshop for Fantasy Writing" is taught by me, Jason Link, the author of the Legender series, an epic adventure that Publishers Weekly calls a grand fairytale.

For the last 20 years I have been practicing the art of world building in fantasy literature, and in this course, I share with you the insights I've gained on that journey. Years and years of research compiled in one place.

The massive task of world building has been broken down into manageable chunks and follows a logical flow.

In this course, you will...

  • map out your world -- natural features (mountains, rivers, forests, etc.) and people made features (countries, cities, and roads)
  • plan out your world's timeline to get the big picture of your world's story
  • create fantastic creatures that survive in your world's habitats
  • develop peoples and races and establish their societies and cultures
  • form a healthy relationship between your world and your story
  • learn crucial concepts used all throughout the world building process
  • learn how to establish rules for your world so your world is more believable
  • learn how to create a world of depth so your world is more compelling
  • learn how to create meaningful names for the various people, places, and things in your world

By the end of this course, you will have a believable and compelling world that will enchant your readers.

Praise for Jason's course "World Building for Beginners":

  • "This was a great course! I wrote so many notes down. Each video in each section had so many helpful tips, examples and resources. Well made! This was very motivating. You are very supportive! Thank you!"
  • "This course has gone over in a brief time what I spent the last year learning. Great stuff!"
  • "A good introduction to understanding, developing, and leveraging the relationship of your invented world to the story you write. There are interesting and insightful references in the course that help you develop your new world and story."


Praise for the world building done by Jason Link:

  • "I am not one to lightly compare a fantasy author to Tolkien, for so few have succeeded in creating such vast worlds and peoples as Tolkien did, and even fewer have produced Tolkien's world-spanning mythology. Jason Link has created a vast and beautiful world, peopling it with fantastic creatures and races, while deeply respecting the spiritual underpinnings of the world he has created."
  • "Perhaps the best part of reading was that feeling you get when you are immersed into a different world, which is exactly what Link has built. There are cultures, geographies, languages, and creatures that come together to make a fun yet deeply sophisticated world. In this way, The Legender reminded me of the greats like Tolkien."
  • "The author did a wonderful job of painting a captivating picture of the world of The Legender for us. Although it is a world totally different from our own, I felt connected to it and completely intrigued by the characters, scenery, creatures and story."
  • "The fantasy world that the author draws you into is described in such beautiful detail that it is both believable and compelling. The characters are well-developed and intriguing, and the story definitely picks up the pace as you move along. I will admit that the new creatures are very different from what is seen in other fantasy novels, but the author does a wonderful job of describing these creatures in such a way that your imagination easily fills in the picture."
  • "Jason Link has a gift for not only creating a captivating new world, filled with creatures and cultural practices a reader has never thought of, but also maintaining a consistent and believable voice throughout the twists and turns of the story."
  • "A created world such as this has room for tomes and tomes of adventures and histories for its readers."


Do you wish readers to have a similar reaction to the world of your story?

If so, join me in this course so I can show you how to create a believable and compelling world that will enchant your readers--a world your readers will want to get lost in again and again.

Check out the free previews to get a sample of what you'll learn and then enroll to get started world building today!


Who this course is for:

  • Fiction writers interested in creating fantasy worlds

Expected Outcomes

  1. Build a believable and compelling world for a fantasy story Map out your world -- natural features (mountains, rivers, forests, etc.) and people made features (countries, cities, and roads) Create fantastic creatures that survive in your world's habitats Develop peoples and races and establish their societies and cultures Plan out your world's timeline to get the big picture of your world's story Form a healthy relationship between your world and your story Learn crucial concepts used all throughout the world building process Learn how to establish rules for your world so your world is more believable Learn how to create a world of depth so your world is more compelling Learn how to create meaningful names for the various people, places, and things in your world Requirements A great imagination and a willingness to put in the work! A notebook or word processor A basic knowledge of fantasy literature and media is helpful but not necessary Description As a fantasy writer, you want to take your readers to exotic places like they’ve never seen before, a world of wonder that they want to get lost in. Here at the World Building Workshop for Fantasy Writing, that’s my aim. By the end of this course, you will have created a believable and compelling world that your readers will want to get lost in again and again. "The World Building Workshop for Fantasy Writing" is taught by me, Jason Link, the author of the Legender series, an epic adventure that Publishers Weekly calls a grand fairytale . For the last 20 years I have been practicing the art of world building in fantasy literature, and in this course, I share with you the insights I've gained on that journey. Years and years of research compiled in one place. The massive task of world building has been broken down into manageable chunks and follows a logical flow. In this course, you will... map out your world -- natural features (mountains, rivers, forests, etc.) and people made features (countries, cities, and roads) plan out your world's timeline to get the big picture of your world's story create fantastic creatures that survive in your world's habitats develop peoples and races and establish their societies and cultures form a healthy relationship between your world and your story learn crucial concepts used all throughout the world building process learn how to establish rules for your world so your world is more believable learn how to create a world of depth so your world is more compelling learn how to create meaningful names for the various people, places, and things in your world By the end of this course, you will have a believable and compelling world that will enchant your readers. Praise for Jason's course "World Building for Beginners": " This was a great course! I wrote so many notes down . Each video in each section had so many helpful tips, examples and resources. Well made! This was very motivating. You are very supportive! Thank you!" " This course has gone over in a brief time what I spent the last year learning . Great stuff!" "A good introduction to understanding, developing, and leveraging the relationship of your invented world to the story you write. There are interesting and insightful references in the course that help you develop your new world and story." Praise for the world building done by Jason Link: "I am not one to lightly compare a fantasy author to Tolkien, for so few have succeeded in creating such vast worlds and peoples as Tolkien did, and even fewer have produced Tolkien's world-spanning mythology. Jason Link has created a vast and beautiful world , peopling it with fantastic creatures and races, while deeply respecting the spiritual underpinnings of the world he has created." "Perhaps the best part of reading was that feeling you get when you are immersed into a different world, which is exactly what Link has built. There are cultures, geographies, languages, and creatures that come together to make a fun yet deeply sophisticated world. In this way, The Legender reminded me of the greats like Tolkien ." "The author did a wonderful job of painting a captivating picture of the world of The Legender for us. Although it is a world totally different from our own, I felt connected to it and completely intrigued by the characters, scenery, creatures and story." " The fantasy world that the author draws you into is described in such beautiful detail that it is both believable and compelling. The characters are well-developed and intriguing, and the story definitely picks up the pace as you move along. I will admit that the new creatures are very different from what is seen in other fantasy novels, but the author does a wonderful job of describing these creatures in such a way that your imagination easily fills in the picture." " Jason Link has a gift for not only creating a captivating new world , filled with creatures and cultural practices a reader has never thought of, but also maintaining a consistent and believable voice throughout the twists and turns of the story." " A created world such as this has room for tomes and tomes of adventures and histories for its readers ." Do you wish readers to have a similar reaction to the world of your story? If so, join me in this course so I can show you how to create a believable and compelling world that will enchant your readers--a world your readers will want to get lost in again and again. Check out the free previews to get a sample of what you'll learn and then enroll to get started world building today! Who this course is for: Fiction writers interested in creating fantasy worlds Show more Show less Featured review Marouane Mokhles 36 courses 4 reviews Rating: 5.0 out of 5 7 months ago This course has been really helpful to me as a guy trying to write his first fantasy novel. The author is very insightful, speaks very clearly and concisely. The lectures are compelling and engaging, and are very informative yet short and broken down to very small and adequate pieces that one can take on during small breaks. The content is also quite technical and delves deep into world building, highlighting the steps and importance of every point along the way. Show more Show less Course content 21 sections • 78 lectures • 4h 22m total length Expand all sections Introduction 4 lectures • 7min Welcome! Preview 02:05 What You Will Accomplish in this Course Preview 03:43 Join the World Building Workshop Facebook Group 00:59 Why We Write Fantasy 00:22 The World Building Journey Ahead 5 lectures • 16min Section Intro: The World Building Journey Ahead Preview 00:44 The Goal Where You are Headed Preview 01:32 How Your World and Story Will Change 06:27 Why You Need to Look Outside Fantasy 06:45 Assignment: Recording Your Experiences 00:53 The Art of World Building 6 lectures • 20min Section Intro: The Art of World Building Preview 00:58 Creating a World Your Readers Want to Read About Preview 09:37 The Challenge of Creating a Believable World Preview 03:00 A Deep World is a Believable World 05:16 Writing for Younger and Older Readers 00:59 Assignment: Examining a Fantasy World 00:39 Examining a Fantasy World 2 questions Making the Rules 4 lectures • 11min Section Intro: Making the Rules 00:32 How Rules Grow Creativity 02:46 Rules (or Guidelines) for Making Rules 07:00 Assignment: Using Limitations 01:07 Naming 3 lectures • 11min Section Intro: Naming 00:34 How to Create Meaningful Names 06:14 Assignment: Testing the Names You've Created 03:45 Mapping Part 1 7 lectures • 21min Section Intro: Mapping Part 1 Preview 00:55 Getting Started with Your Map 04:11 Mountains 04:09 Knowing the Different Kinds of Mountains 00:48 Rivers and Lakes 04:47 Forests 04:44 Knowing the Different Kinds of Forests and Trees 01:27 Mapping Part 2 5 lectures • 13min Section Intro: Mapping Part 2 00:21 Wetlands 01:59 Glaciers 02:41 Deserts 05:32 Grasslands 02:07 Making History Part 1 1 lecture • 1min How Did Your World Begin? 00:34 Uncharted Territory 3 lectures • 6min Section Intro: Uncharted Territory Preview 00:38 Underground and Undersea Worlds 02:23 Inventing New Land Features 02:47 Up in the Sky 3 lectures • 8min Section Intro: Up in the Sky 00:53 Making Your Weather and Seasons 02:58 Looking Up to the Celestial Bodies 04:04 11 more sections Instructor Jason Link Writer, Instructor, Speaker, Storyteller 4.5 Instructor Rating 1,217 Reviews 12,634 Students 5 Courses I’m Jason Link, a published writer and a former English instructor. For over 20 years I’ve been practicing the art of writing and storytelling. One of my passions is sharing the craft of story with those who want to learn. I have taught students from all over the world and have had the opportunity to teach in the US and outside the US. For over five years, I lived in Nicaragua and during that time, I taught English and writing to students from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, many of whom did not have English as their first language. I’m also the author of the Legender series, an epic adventure that Publishers Weekly calls a grand fairytale . My readers tell me time and time again how fascinating they find the world of my story to be. Some even say that it has the complexity and intrigue of Tolkien’s Middle-Earth. It is my privilege to share my experience with you in my courses. 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  2. Map out your world -- natural features (mountains, rivers, forests, etc.) and people made features (countries, cities, and roads) Create fantastic creatures that survive in your world's habitats Develop peoples and races and establish their societies and cultures Plan out your world's timeline to get the big picture of your world's story Form a healthy relationship between your world and your story Learn crucial concepts used all throughout the world building process Learn how to establish rules for your world so your world is more believable Learn how to create a world of depth so your world is more compelling Learn how to create meaningful names for the various people, places, and things in your world Requirements A great imagination and a willingness to put in the work! A notebook or word processor A basic knowledge of fantasy literature and media is helpful but not necessary Description As a fantasy writer, you want to take your readers to exotic places like they’ve never seen before, a world of wonder that they want to get lost in. Here at the World Building Workshop for Fantasy Writing, that’s my aim. By the end of this course, you will have created a believable and compelling world that your readers will want to get lost in again and again. "The World Building Workshop for Fantasy Writing" is taught by me, Jason Link, the author of the Legender series, an epic adventure that Publishers Weekly calls a grand fairytale . For the last 20 years I have been practicing the art of world building in fantasy literature, and in this course, I share with you the insights I've gained on that journey. Years and years of research compiled in one place. The massive task of world building has been broken down into manageable chunks and follows a logical flow. In this course, you will... map out your world -- natural features (mountains, rivers, forests, etc.) and people made features (countries, cities, and roads) plan out your world's timeline to get the big picture of your world's story create fantastic creatures that survive in your world's habitats develop peoples and races and establish their societies and cultures form a healthy relationship between your world and your story learn crucial concepts used all throughout the world building process learn how to establish rules for your world so your world is more believable learn how to create a world of depth so your world is more compelling learn how to create meaningful names for the various people, places, and things in your world By the end of this course, you will have a believable and compelling world that will enchant your readers. Praise for Jason's course "World Building for Beginners": " This was a great course! I wrote so many notes down . Each video in each section had so many helpful tips, examples and resources. Well made! This was very motivating. You are very supportive! Thank you!" " This course has gone over in a brief time what I spent the last year learning . Great stuff!" "A good introduction to understanding, developing, and leveraging the relationship of your invented world to the story you write. There are interesting and insightful references in the course that help you develop your new world and story." Praise for the world building done by Jason Link: "I am not one to lightly compare a fantasy author to Tolkien, for so few have succeeded in creating such vast worlds and peoples as Tolkien did, and even fewer have produced Tolkien's world-spanning mythology. Jason Link has created a vast and beautiful world , peopling it with fantastic creatures and races, while deeply respecting the spiritual underpinnings of the world he has created." "Perhaps the best part of reading was that feeling you get when you are immersed into a different world, which is exactly what Link has built. There are cultures, geographies, languages, and creatures that come together to make a fun yet deeply sophisticated world. In this way, The Legender reminded me of the greats like Tolkien ." "The author did a wonderful job of painting a captivating picture of the world of The Legender for us. Although it is a world totally different from our own, I felt connected to it and completely intrigued by the characters, scenery, creatures and story." " The fantasy world that the author draws you into is described in such beautiful detail that it is both believable and compelling. The characters are well-developed and intriguing, and the story definitely picks up the pace as you move along. I will admit that the new creatures are very different from what is seen in other fantasy novels, but the author does a wonderful job of describing these creatures in such a way that your imagination easily fills in the picture." " Jason Link has a gift for not only creating a captivating new world , filled with creatures and cultural practices a reader has never thought of, but also maintaining a consistent and believable voice throughout the twists and turns of the story." " A created world such as this has room for tomes and tomes of adventures and histories for its readers ." Do you wish readers to have a similar reaction to the world of your story? If so, join me in this course so I can show you how to create a believable and compelling world that will enchant your readers--a world your readers will want to get lost in again and again. Check out the free previews to get a sample of what you'll learn and then enroll to get started world building today! Who this course is for: Fiction writers interested in creating fantasy worlds Show more Show less Featured review Marouane Mokhles 36 courses 4 reviews Rating: 5.0 out of 5 7 months ago This course has been really helpful to me as a guy trying to write his first fantasy novel. The author is very insightful, speaks very clearly and concisely. The lectures are compelling and engaging, and are very informative yet short and broken down to very small and adequate pieces that one can take on during small breaks. The content is also quite technical and delves deep into world building, highlighting the steps and importance of every point along the way. Show more Show less Course content 21 sections • 78 lectures • 4h 22m total length Expand all sections Introduction 4 lectures • 7min Welcome! Preview 02:05 What You Will Accomplish in this Course Preview 03:43 Join the World Building Workshop Facebook Group 00:59 Why We Write Fantasy 00:22 The World Building Journey Ahead 5 lectures • 16min Section Intro: The World Building Journey Ahead Preview 00:44 The Goal Where You are Headed Preview 01:32 How Your World and Story Will Change 06:27 Why You Need to Look Outside Fantasy 06:45 Assignment: Recording Your Experiences 00:53 The Art of World Building 6 lectures • 20min Section Intro: The Art of World Building Preview 00:58 Creating a World Your Readers Want to Read About Preview 09:37 The Challenge of Creating a Believable World Preview 03:00 A Deep World is a Believable World 05:16 Writing for Younger and Older Readers 00:59 Assignment: Examining a Fantasy World 00:39 Examining a Fantasy World 2 questions Making the Rules 4 lectures • 11min Section Intro: Making the Rules 00:32 How Rules Grow Creativity 02:46 Rules (or Guidelines) for Making Rules 07:00 Assignment: Using Limitations 01:07 Naming 3 lectures • 11min Section Intro: Naming 00:34 How to Create Meaningful Names 06:14 Assignment: Testing the Names You've Created 03:45 Mapping Part 1 7 lectures • 21min Section Intro: Mapping Part 1 Preview 00:55 Getting Started with Your Map 04:11 Mountains 04:09 Knowing the Different Kinds of Mountains 00:48 Rivers and Lakes 04:47 Forests 04:44 Knowing the Different Kinds of Forests and Trees 01:27 Mapping Part 2 5 lectures • 13min Section Intro: Mapping Part 2 00:21 Wetlands 01:59 Glaciers 02:41 Deserts 05:32 Grasslands 02:07 Making History Part 1 1 lecture • 1min How Did Your World Begin? 00:34 Uncharted Territory 3 lectures • 6min Section Intro: Uncharted Territory Preview 00:38 Underground and Undersea Worlds 02:23 Inventing New Land Features 02:47 Up in the Sky 3 lectures • 8min Section Intro: Up in the Sky 00:53 Making Your Weather and Seasons 02:58 Looking Up to the Celestial Bodies 04:04 11 more sections Instructor Jason Link Writer, Instructor, Speaker, Storyteller 4.5 Instructor Rating 1,217 Reviews 12,634 Students 5 Courses I’m Jason Link, a published writer and a former English instructor. For over 20 years I’ve been practicing the art of writing and storytelling. One of my passions is sharing the craft of story with those who want to learn. I have taught students from all over the world and have had the opportunity to teach in the US and outside the US. For over five years, I lived in Nicaragua and during that time, I taught English and writing to students from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, many of whom did not have English as their first language. I’m also the author of the Legender series, an epic adventure that Publishers Weekly calls a grand fairytale . My readers tell me time and time again how fascinating they find the world of my story to be. Some even say that it has the complexity and intrigue of Tolkien’s Middle-Earth. It is my privilege to share my experience with you in my courses. 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  3. Create fantastic creatures that survive in your world's habitats Develop peoples and races and establish their societies and cultures Plan out your world's timeline to get the big picture of your world's story Form a healthy relationship between your world and your story Learn crucial concepts used all throughout the world building process Learn how to establish rules for your world so your world is more believable Learn how to create a world of depth so your world is more compelling Learn how to create meaningful names for the various people, places, and things in your world Requirements A great imagination and a willingness to put in the work! A notebook or word processor A basic knowledge of fantasy literature and media is helpful but not necessary Description As a fantasy writer, you want to take your readers to exotic places like they’ve never seen before, a world of wonder that they want to get lost in. Here at the World Building Workshop for Fantasy Writing, that’s my aim. By the end of this course, you will have created a believable and compelling world that your readers will want to get lost in again and again. "The World Building Workshop for Fantasy Writing" is taught by me, Jason Link, the author of the Legender series, an epic adventure that Publishers Weekly calls a grand fairytale . For the last 20 years I have been practicing the art of world building in fantasy literature, and in this course, I share with you the insights I've gained on that journey. Years and years of research compiled in one place. The massive task of world building has been broken down into manageable chunks and follows a logical flow. In this course, you will... map out your world -- natural features (mountains, rivers, forests, etc.) and people made features (countries, cities, and roads) plan out your world's timeline to get the big picture of your world's story create fantastic creatures that survive in your world's habitats develop peoples and races and establish their societies and cultures form a healthy relationship between your world and your story learn crucial concepts used all throughout the world building process learn how to establish rules for your world so your world is more believable learn how to create a world of depth so your world is more compelling learn how to create meaningful names for the various people, places, and things in your world By the end of this course, you will have a believable and compelling world that will enchant your readers. Praise for Jason's course "World Building for Beginners": " This was a great course! I wrote so many notes down . Each video in each section had so many helpful tips, examples and resources. Well made! This was very motivating. You are very supportive! Thank you!" " This course has gone over in a brief time what I spent the last year learning . Great stuff!" "A good introduction to understanding, developing, and leveraging the relationship of your invented world to the story you write. There are interesting and insightful references in the course that help you develop your new world and story." Praise for the world building done by Jason Link: "I am not one to lightly compare a fantasy author to Tolkien, for so few have succeeded in creating such vast worlds and peoples as Tolkien did, and even fewer have produced Tolkien's world-spanning mythology. Jason Link has created a vast and beautiful world , peopling it with fantastic creatures and races, while deeply respecting the spiritual underpinnings of the world he has created." "Perhaps the best part of reading was that feeling you get when you are immersed into a different world, which is exactly what Link has built. There are cultures, geographies, languages, and creatures that come together to make a fun yet deeply sophisticated world. In this way, The Legender reminded me of the greats like Tolkien ." "The author did a wonderful job of painting a captivating picture of the world of The Legender for us. Although it is a world totally different from our own, I felt connected to it and completely intrigued by the characters, scenery, creatures and story." " The fantasy world that the author draws you into is described in such beautiful detail that it is both believable and compelling. The characters are well-developed and intriguing, and the story definitely picks up the pace as you move along. I will admit that the new creatures are very different from what is seen in other fantasy novels, but the author does a wonderful job of describing these creatures in such a way that your imagination easily fills in the picture." " Jason Link has a gift for not only creating a captivating new world , filled with creatures and cultural practices a reader has never thought of, but also maintaining a consistent and believable voice throughout the twists and turns of the story." " A created world such as this has room for tomes and tomes of adventures and histories for its readers ." Do you wish readers to have a similar reaction to the world of your story? If so, join me in this course so I can show you how to create a believable and compelling world that will enchant your readers--a world your readers will want to get lost in again and again. Check out the free previews to get a sample of what you'll learn and then enroll to get started world building today! Who this course is for: Fiction writers interested in creating fantasy worlds Show more Show less Featured review Marouane Mokhles 36 courses 4 reviews Rating: 5.0 out of 5 7 months ago This course has been really helpful to me as a guy trying to write his first fantasy novel. The author is very insightful, speaks very clearly and concisely. The lectures are compelling and engaging, and are very informative yet short and broken down to very small and adequate pieces that one can take on during small breaks. The content is also quite technical and delves deep into world building, highlighting the steps and importance of every point along the way. Show more Show less Course content 21 sections • 78 lectures • 4h 22m total length Expand all sections Introduction 4 lectures • 7min Welcome! Preview 02:05 What You Will Accomplish in this Course Preview 03:43 Join the World Building Workshop Facebook Group 00:59 Why We Write Fantasy 00:22 The World Building Journey Ahead 5 lectures • 16min Section Intro: The World Building Journey Ahead Preview 00:44 The Goal Where You are Headed Preview 01:32 How Your World and Story Will Change 06:27 Why You Need to Look Outside Fantasy 06:45 Assignment: Recording Your Experiences 00:53 The Art of World Building 6 lectures • 20min Section Intro: The Art of World Building Preview 00:58 Creating a World Your Readers Want to Read About Preview 09:37 The Challenge of Creating a Believable World Preview 03:00 A Deep World is a Believable World 05:16 Writing for Younger and Older Readers 00:59 Assignment: Examining a Fantasy World 00:39 Examining a Fantasy World 2 questions Making the Rules 4 lectures • 11min Section Intro: Making the Rules 00:32 How Rules Grow Creativity 02:46 Rules (or Guidelines) for Making Rules 07:00 Assignment: Using Limitations 01:07 Naming 3 lectures • 11min Section Intro: Naming 00:34 How to Create Meaningful Names 06:14 Assignment: Testing the Names You've Created 03:45 Mapping Part 1 7 lectures • 21min Section Intro: Mapping Part 1 Preview 00:55 Getting Started with Your Map 04:11 Mountains 04:09 Knowing the Different Kinds of Mountains 00:48 Rivers and Lakes 04:47 Forests 04:44 Knowing the Different Kinds of Forests and Trees 01:27 Mapping Part 2 5 lectures • 13min Section Intro: Mapping Part 2 00:21 Wetlands 01:59 Glaciers 02:41 Deserts 05:32 Grasslands 02:07 Making History Part 1 1 lecture • 1min How Did Your World Begin? 00:34 Uncharted Territory 3 lectures • 6min Section Intro: Uncharted Territory Preview 00:38 Underground and Undersea Worlds 02:23 Inventing New Land Features 02:47 Up in the Sky 3 lectures • 8min Section Intro: Up in the Sky 00:53 Making Your Weather and Seasons 02:58 Looking Up to the Celestial Bodies 04:04 11 more sections Instructor Jason Link Writer, Instructor, Speaker, Storyteller 4.5 Instructor Rating 1,217 Reviews 12,634 Students 5 Courses I’m Jason Link, a published writer and a former English instructor. For over 20 years I’ve been practicing the art of writing and storytelling. One of my passions is sharing the craft of story with those who want to learn. I have taught students from all over the world and have had the opportunity to teach in the US and outside the US. For over five years, I lived in Nicaragua and during that time, I taught English and writing to students from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, many of whom did not have English as their first language. I’m also the author of the Legender series, an epic adventure that Publishers Weekly calls a grand fairytale . My readers tell me time and time again how fascinating they find the world of my story to be. Some even say that it has the complexity and intrigue of Tolkien’s Middle-Earth. It is my privilege to share my experience with you in my courses. 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  4. Develop peoples and races and establish their societies and cultures Plan out your world's timeline to get the big picture of your world's story Form a healthy relationship between your world and your story Learn crucial concepts used all throughout the world building process Learn how to establish rules for your world so your world is more believable Learn how to create a world of depth so your world is more compelling Learn how to create meaningful names for the various people, places, and things in your world Requirements A great imagination and a willingness to put in the work! A notebook or word processor A basic knowledge of fantasy literature and media is helpful but not necessary Description As a fantasy writer, you want to take your readers to exotic places like they’ve never seen before, a world of wonder that they want to get lost in. Here at the World Building Workshop for Fantasy Writing, that’s my aim. By the end of this course, you will have created a believable and compelling world that your readers will want to get lost in again and again. "The World Building Workshop for Fantasy Writing" is taught by me, Jason Link, the author of the Legender series, an epic adventure that Publishers Weekly calls a grand fairytale . For the last 20 years I have been practicing the art of world building in fantasy literature, and in this course, I share with you the insights I've gained on that journey. Years and years of research compiled in one place. The massive task of world building has been broken down into manageable chunks and follows a logical flow. In this course, you will... map out your world -- natural features (mountains, rivers, forests, etc.) and people made features (countries, cities, and roads) plan out your world's timeline to get the big picture of your world's story create fantastic creatures that survive in your world's habitats develop peoples and races and establish their societies and cultures form a healthy relationship between your world and your story learn crucial concepts used all throughout the world building process learn how to establish rules for your world so your world is more believable learn how to create a world of depth so your world is more compelling learn how to create meaningful names for the various people, places, and things in your world By the end of this course, you will have a believable and compelling world that will enchant your readers. Praise for Jason's course "World Building for Beginners": " This was a great course! I wrote so many notes down . Each video in each section had so many helpful tips, examples and resources. Well made! This was very motivating. You are very supportive! Thank you!" " This course has gone over in a brief time what I spent the last year learning . Great stuff!" "A good introduction to understanding, developing, and leveraging the relationship of your invented world to the story you write. There are interesting and insightful references in the course that help you develop your new world and story." Praise for the world building done by Jason Link: "I am not one to lightly compare a fantasy author to Tolkien, for so few have succeeded in creating such vast worlds and peoples as Tolkien did, and even fewer have produced Tolkien's world-spanning mythology. Jason Link has created a vast and beautiful world , peopling it with fantastic creatures and races, while deeply respecting the spiritual underpinnings of the world he has created." "Perhaps the best part of reading was that feeling you get when you are immersed into a different world, which is exactly what Link has built. There are cultures, geographies, languages, and creatures that come together to make a fun yet deeply sophisticated world. In this way, The Legender reminded me of the greats like Tolkien ." "The author did a wonderful job of painting a captivating picture of the world of The Legender for us. Although it is a world totally different from our own, I felt connected to it and completely intrigued by the characters, scenery, creatures and story." " The fantasy world that the author draws you into is described in such beautiful detail that it is both believable and compelling. The characters are well-developed and intriguing, and the story definitely picks up the pace as you move along. I will admit that the new creatures are very different from what is seen in other fantasy novels, but the author does a wonderful job of describing these creatures in such a way that your imagination easily fills in the picture." " Jason Link has a gift for not only creating a captivating new world , filled with creatures and cultural practices a reader has never thought of, but also maintaining a consistent and believable voice throughout the twists and turns of the story." " A created world such as this has room for tomes and tomes of adventures and histories for its readers ." Do you wish readers to have a similar reaction to the world of your story? If so, join me in this course so I can show you how to create a believable and compelling world that will enchant your readers--a world your readers will want to get lost in again and again. Check out the free previews to get a sample of what you'll learn and then enroll to get started world building today! Who this course is for: Fiction writers interested in creating fantasy worlds Show more Show less Featured review Marouane Mokhles 36 courses 4 reviews Rating: 5.0 out of 5 7 months ago This course has been really helpful to me as a guy trying to write his first fantasy novel. The author is very insightful, speaks very clearly and concisely. The lectures are compelling and engaging, and are very informative yet short and broken down to very small and adequate pieces that one can take on during small breaks. The content is also quite technical and delves deep into world building, highlighting the steps and importance of every point along the way. Show more Show less Course content 21 sections • 78 lectures • 4h 22m total length Expand all sections Introduction 4 lectures • 7min Welcome! Preview 02:05 What You Will Accomplish in this Course Preview 03:43 Join the World Building Workshop Facebook Group 00:59 Why We Write Fantasy 00:22 The World Building Journey Ahead 5 lectures • 16min Section Intro: The World Building Journey Ahead Preview 00:44 The Goal Where You are Headed Preview 01:32 How Your World and Story Will Change 06:27 Why You Need to Look Outside Fantasy 06:45 Assignment: Recording Your Experiences 00:53 The Art of World Building 6 lectures • 20min Section Intro: The Art of World Building Preview 00:58 Creating a World Your Readers Want to Read About Preview 09:37 The Challenge of Creating a Believable World Preview 03:00 A Deep World is a Believable World 05:16 Writing for Younger and Older Readers 00:59 Assignment: Examining a Fantasy World 00:39 Examining a Fantasy World 2 questions Making the Rules 4 lectures • 11min Section Intro: Making the Rules 00:32 How Rules Grow Creativity 02:46 Rules (or Guidelines) for Making Rules 07:00 Assignment: Using Limitations 01:07 Naming 3 lectures • 11min Section Intro: Naming 00:34 How to Create Meaningful Names 06:14 Assignment: Testing the Names You've Created 03:45 Mapping Part 1 7 lectures • 21min Section Intro: Mapping Part 1 Preview 00:55 Getting Started with Your Map 04:11 Mountains 04:09 Knowing the Different Kinds of Mountains 00:48 Rivers and Lakes 04:47 Forests 04:44 Knowing the Different Kinds of Forests and Trees 01:27 Mapping Part 2 5 lectures • 13min Section Intro: Mapping Part 2 00:21 Wetlands 01:59 Glaciers 02:41 Deserts 05:32 Grasslands 02:07 Making History Part 1 1 lecture • 1min How Did Your World Begin? 00:34 Uncharted Territory 3 lectures • 6min Section Intro: Uncharted Territory Preview 00:38 Underground and Undersea Worlds 02:23 Inventing New Land Features 02:47 Up in the Sky 3 lectures • 8min Section Intro: Up in the Sky 00:53 Making Your Weather and Seasons 02:58 Looking Up to the Celestial Bodies 04:04 11 more sections Instructor Jason Link Writer, Instructor, Speaker, Storyteller 4.5 Instructor Rating 1,217 Reviews 12,634 Students 5 Courses I’m Jason Link, a published writer and a former English instructor. For over 20 years I’ve been practicing the art of writing and storytelling. One of my passions is sharing the craft of story with those who want to learn. I have taught students from all over the world and have had the opportunity to teach in the US and outside the US. For over five years, I lived in Nicaragua and during that time, I taught English and writing to students from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, many of whom did not have English as their first language. I’m also the author of the Legender series, an epic adventure that Publishers Weekly calls a grand fairytale . My readers tell me time and time again how fascinating they find the world of my story to be. Some even say that it has the complexity and intrigue of Tolkien’s Middle-Earth. It is my privilege to share my experience with you in my courses. 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  5. Plan out your world's timeline to get the big picture of your world's story Form a healthy relationship between your world and your story Learn crucial concepts used all throughout the world building process Learn how to establish rules for your world so your world is more believable Learn how to create a world of depth so your world is more compelling Learn how to create meaningful names for the various people, places, and things in your world Requirements A great imagination and a willingness to put in the work! A notebook or word processor A basic knowledge of fantasy literature and media is helpful but not necessary Description As a fantasy writer, you want to take your readers to exotic places like they’ve never seen before, a world of wonder that they want to get lost in. Here at the World Building Workshop for Fantasy Writing, that’s my aim. By the end of this course, you will have created a believable and compelling world that your readers will want to get lost in again and again. "The World Building Workshop for Fantasy Writing" is taught by me, Jason Link, the author of the Legender series, an epic adventure that Publishers Weekly calls a grand fairytale . For the last 20 years I have been practicing the art of world building in fantasy literature, and in this course, I share with you the insights I've gained on that journey. Years and years of research compiled in one place. The massive task of world building has been broken down into manageable chunks and follows a logical flow. In this course, you will... map out your world -- natural features (mountains, rivers, forests, etc.) and people made features (countries, cities, and roads) plan out your world's timeline to get the big picture of your world's story create fantastic creatures that survive in your world's habitats develop peoples and races and establish their societies and cultures form a healthy relationship between your world and your story learn crucial concepts used all throughout the world building process learn how to establish rules for your world so your world is more believable learn how to create a world of depth so your world is more compelling learn how to create meaningful names for the various people, places, and things in your world By the end of this course, you will have a believable and compelling world that will enchant your readers. Praise for Jason's course "World Building for Beginners": " This was a great course! I wrote so many notes down . Each video in each section had so many helpful tips, examples and resources. Well made! This was very motivating. You are very supportive! Thank you!" " This course has gone over in a brief time what I spent the last year learning . Great stuff!" "A good introduction to understanding, developing, and leveraging the relationship of your invented world to the story you write. There are interesting and insightful references in the course that help you develop your new world and story." Praise for the world building done by Jason Link: "I am not one to lightly compare a fantasy author to Tolkien, for so few have succeeded in creating such vast worlds and peoples as Tolkien did, and even fewer have produced Tolkien's world-spanning mythology. Jason Link has created a vast and beautiful world , peopling it with fantastic creatures and races, while deeply respecting the spiritual underpinnings of the world he has created." "Perhaps the best part of reading was that feeling you get when you are immersed into a different world, which is exactly what Link has built. There are cultures, geographies, languages, and creatures that come together to make a fun yet deeply sophisticated world. In this way, The Legender reminded me of the greats like Tolkien ." "The author did a wonderful job of painting a captivating picture of the world of The Legender for us. Although it is a world totally different from our own, I felt connected to it and completely intrigued by the characters, scenery, creatures and story." " The fantasy world that the author draws you into is described in such beautiful detail that it is both believable and compelling. The characters are well-developed and intriguing, and the story definitely picks up the pace as you move along. I will admit that the new creatures are very different from what is seen in other fantasy novels, but the author does a wonderful job of describing these creatures in such a way that your imagination easily fills in the picture." " Jason Link has a gift for not only creating a captivating new world , filled with creatures and cultural practices a reader has never thought of, but also maintaining a consistent and believable voice throughout the twists and turns of the story." " A created world such as this has room for tomes and tomes of adventures and histories for its readers ." Do you wish readers to have a similar reaction to the world of your story? If so, join me in this course so I can show you how to create a believable and compelling world that will enchant your readers--a world your readers will want to get lost in again and again. Check out the free previews to get a sample of what you'll learn and then enroll to get started world building today! Who this course is for: Fiction writers interested in creating fantasy worlds Show more Show less Featured review Marouane Mokhles 36 courses 4 reviews Rating: 5.0 out of 5 7 months ago This course has been really helpful to me as a guy trying to write his first fantasy novel. The author is very insightful, speaks very clearly and concisely. The lectures are compelling and engaging, and are very informative yet short and broken down to very small and adequate pieces that one can take on during small breaks. The content is also quite technical and delves deep into world building, highlighting the steps and importance of every point along the way. Show more Show less Course content 21 sections • 78 lectures • 4h 22m total length Expand all sections Introduction 4 lectures • 7min Welcome! Preview 02:05 What You Will Accomplish in this Course Preview 03:43 Join the World Building Workshop Facebook Group 00:59 Why We Write Fantasy 00:22 The World Building Journey Ahead 5 lectures • 16min Section Intro: The World Building Journey Ahead Preview 00:44 The Goal Where You are Headed Preview 01:32 How Your World and Story Will Change 06:27 Why You Need to Look Outside Fantasy 06:45 Assignment: Recording Your Experiences 00:53 The Art of World Building 6 lectures • 20min Section Intro: The Art of World Building Preview 00:58 Creating a World Your Readers Want to Read About Preview 09:37 The Challenge of Creating a Believable World Preview 03:00 A Deep World is a Believable World 05:16 Writing for Younger and Older Readers 00:59 Assignment: Examining a Fantasy World 00:39 Examining a Fantasy World 2 questions Making the Rules 4 lectures • 11min Section Intro: Making the Rules 00:32 How Rules Grow Creativity 02:46 Rules (or Guidelines) for Making Rules 07:00 Assignment: Using Limitations 01:07 Naming 3 lectures • 11min Section Intro: Naming 00:34 How to Create Meaningful Names 06:14 Assignment: Testing the Names You've Created 03:45 Mapping Part 1 7 lectures • 21min Section Intro: Mapping Part 1 Preview 00:55 Getting Started with Your Map 04:11 Mountains 04:09 Knowing the Different Kinds of Mountains 00:48 Rivers and Lakes 04:47 Forests 04:44 Knowing the Different Kinds of Forests and Trees 01:27 Mapping Part 2 5 lectures • 13min Section Intro: Mapping Part 2 00:21 Wetlands 01:59 Glaciers 02:41 Deserts 05:32 Grasslands 02:07 Making History Part 1 1 lecture • 1min How Did Your World Begin? 00:34 Uncharted Territory 3 lectures • 6min Section Intro: Uncharted Territory Preview 00:38 Underground and Undersea Worlds 02:23 Inventing New Land Features 02:47 Up in the Sky 3 lectures • 8min Section Intro: Up in the Sky 00:53 Making Your Weather and Seasons 02:58 Looking Up to the Celestial Bodies 04:04 11 more sections Instructor Jason Link Writer, Instructor, Speaker, Storyteller 4.5 Instructor Rating 1,217 Reviews 12,634 Students 5 Courses I’m Jason Link, a published writer and a former English instructor. For over 20 years I’ve been practicing the art of writing and storytelling. One of my passions is sharing the craft of story with those who want to learn. I have taught students from all over the world and have had the opportunity to teach in the US and outside the US. For over five years, I lived in Nicaragua and during that time, I taught English and writing to students from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, many of whom did not have English as their first language. I’m also the author of the Legender series, an epic adventure that Publishers Weekly calls a grand fairytale . My readers tell me time and time again how fascinating they find the world of my story to be. Some even say that it has the complexity and intrigue of Tolkien’s Middle-Earth. It is my privilege to share my experience with you in my courses. 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  6. Form a healthy relationship between your world and your story Learn crucial concepts used all throughout the world building process Learn how to establish rules for your world so your world is more believable Learn how to create a world of depth so your world is more compelling Learn how to create meaningful names for the various people, places, and things in your world Requirements A great imagination and a willingness to put in the work! A notebook or word processor A basic knowledge of fantasy literature and media is helpful but not necessary Description As a fantasy writer, you want to take your readers to exotic places like they’ve never seen before, a world of wonder that they want to get lost in. Here at the World Building Workshop for Fantasy Writing, that’s my aim. By the end of this course, you will have created a believable and compelling world that your readers will want to get lost in again and again. "The World Building Workshop for Fantasy Writing" is taught by me, Jason Link, the author of the Legender series, an epic adventure that Publishers Weekly calls a grand fairytale . For the last 20 years I have been practicing the art of world building in fantasy literature, and in this course, I share with you the insights I've gained on that journey. Years and years of research compiled in one place. The massive task of world building has been broken down into manageable chunks and follows a logical flow. In this course, you will... map out your world -- natural features (mountains, rivers, forests, etc.) and people made features (countries, cities, and roads) plan out your world's timeline to get the big picture of your world's story create fantastic creatures that survive in your world's habitats develop peoples and races and establish their societies and cultures form a healthy relationship between your world and your story learn crucial concepts used all throughout the world building process learn how to establish rules for your world so your world is more believable learn how to create a world of depth so your world is more compelling learn how to create meaningful names for the various people, places, and things in your world By the end of this course, you will have a believable and compelling world that will enchant your readers. Praise for Jason's course "World Building for Beginners": " This was a great course! I wrote so many notes down . Each video in each section had so many helpful tips, examples and resources. Well made! This was very motivating. You are very supportive! Thank you!" " This course has gone over in a brief time what I spent the last year learning . Great stuff!" "A good introduction to understanding, developing, and leveraging the relationship of your invented world to the story you write. There are interesting and insightful references in the course that help you develop your new world and story." Praise for the world building done by Jason Link: "I am not one to lightly compare a fantasy author to Tolkien, for so few have succeeded in creating such vast worlds and peoples as Tolkien did, and even fewer have produced Tolkien's world-spanning mythology. Jason Link has created a vast and beautiful world , peopling it with fantastic creatures and races, while deeply respecting the spiritual underpinnings of the world he has created." "Perhaps the best part of reading was that feeling you get when you are immersed into a different world, which is exactly what Link has built. There are cultures, geographies, languages, and creatures that come together to make a fun yet deeply sophisticated world. In this way, The Legender reminded me of the greats like Tolkien ." "The author did a wonderful job of painting a captivating picture of the world of The Legender for us. Although it is a world totally different from our own, I felt connected to it and completely intrigued by the characters, scenery, creatures and story." " The fantasy world that the author draws you into is described in such beautiful detail that it is both believable and compelling. The characters are well-developed and intriguing, and the story definitely picks up the pace as you move along. I will admit that the new creatures are very different from what is seen in other fantasy novels, but the author does a wonderful job of describing these creatures in such a way that your imagination easily fills in the picture." " Jason Link has a gift for not only creating a captivating new world , filled with creatures and cultural practices a reader has never thought of, but also maintaining a consistent and believable voice throughout the twists and turns of the story." " A created world such as this has room for tomes and tomes of adventures and histories for its readers ." Do you wish readers to have a similar reaction to the world of your story? If so, join me in this course so I can show you how to create a believable and compelling world that will enchant your readers--a world your readers will want to get lost in again and again. Check out the free previews to get a sample of what you'll learn and then enroll to get started world building today! Who this course is for: Fiction writers interested in creating fantasy worlds Show more Show less Featured review Marouane Mokhles 36 courses 4 reviews Rating: 5.0 out of 5 7 months ago This course has been really helpful to me as a guy trying to write his first fantasy novel. The author is very insightful, speaks very clearly and concisely. The lectures are compelling and engaging, and are very informative yet short and broken down to very small and adequate pieces that one can take on during small breaks. The content is also quite technical and delves deep into world building, highlighting the steps and importance of every point along the way. Show more Show less Course content 21 sections • 78 lectures • 4h 22m total length Expand all sections Introduction 4 lectures • 7min Welcome! Preview 02:05 What You Will Accomplish in this Course Preview 03:43 Join the World Building Workshop Facebook Group 00:59 Why We Write Fantasy 00:22 The World Building Journey Ahead 5 lectures • 16min Section Intro: The World Building Journey Ahead Preview 00:44 The Goal Where You are Headed Preview 01:32 How Your World and Story Will Change 06:27 Why You Need to Look Outside Fantasy 06:45 Assignment: Recording Your Experiences 00:53 The Art of World Building 6 lectures • 20min Section Intro: The Art of World Building Preview 00:58 Creating a World Your Readers Want to Read About Preview 09:37 The Challenge of Creating a Believable World Preview 03:00 A Deep World is a Believable World 05:16 Writing for Younger and Older Readers 00:59 Assignment: Examining a Fantasy World 00:39 Examining a Fantasy World 2 questions Making the Rules 4 lectures • 11min Section Intro: Making the Rules 00:32 How Rules Grow Creativity 02:46 Rules (or Guidelines) for Making Rules 07:00 Assignment: Using Limitations 01:07 Naming 3 lectures • 11min Section Intro: Naming 00:34 How to Create Meaningful Names 06:14 Assignment: Testing the Names You've Created 03:45 Mapping Part 1 7 lectures • 21min Section Intro: Mapping Part 1 Preview 00:55 Getting Started with Your Map 04:11 Mountains 04:09 Knowing the Different Kinds of Mountains 00:48 Rivers and Lakes 04:47 Forests 04:44 Knowing the Different Kinds of Forests and Trees 01:27 Mapping Part 2 5 lectures • 13min Section Intro: Mapping Part 2 00:21 Wetlands 01:59 Glaciers 02:41 Deserts 05:32 Grasslands 02:07 Making History Part 1 1 lecture • 1min How Did Your World Begin? 00:34 Uncharted Territory 3 lectures • 6min Section Intro: Uncharted Territory Preview 00:38 Underground and Undersea Worlds 02:23 Inventing New Land Features 02:47 Up in the Sky 3 lectures • 8min Section Intro: Up in the Sky 00:53 Making Your Weather and Seasons 02:58 Looking Up to the Celestial Bodies 04:04 11 more sections Instructor Jason Link Writer, Instructor, Speaker, Storyteller 4.5 Instructor Rating 1,217 Reviews 12,634 Students 5 Courses I’m Jason Link, a published writer and a former English instructor. For over 20 years I’ve been practicing the art of writing and storytelling. One of my passions is sharing the craft of story with those who want to learn. I have taught students from all over the world and have had the opportunity to teach in the US and outside the US. For over five years, I lived in Nicaragua and during that time, I taught English and writing to students from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, many of whom did not have English as their first language. I’m also the author of the Legender series, an epic adventure that Publishers Weekly calls a grand fairytale . My readers tell me time and time again how fascinating they find the world of my story to be. Some even say that it has the complexity and intrigue of Tolkien’s Middle-Earth. It is my privilege to share my experience with you in my courses. 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  7. Learn crucial concepts used all throughout the world building process Learn how to establish rules for your world so your world is more believable Learn how to create a world of depth so your world is more compelling Learn how to create meaningful names for the various people, places, and things in your world Requirements A great imagination and a willingness to put in the work! A notebook or word processor A basic knowledge of fantasy literature and media is helpful but not necessary Description As a fantasy writer, you want to take your readers to exotic places like they’ve never seen before, a world of wonder that they want to get lost in. Here at the World Building Workshop for Fantasy Writing, that’s my aim. By the end of this course, you will have created a believable and compelling world that your readers will want to get lost in again and again. "The World Building Workshop for Fantasy Writing" is taught by me, Jason Link, the author of the Legender series, an epic adventure that Publishers Weekly calls a grand fairytale . For the last 20 years I have been practicing the art of world building in fantasy literature, and in this course, I share with you the insights I've gained on that journey. Years and years of research compiled in one place. The massive task of world building has been broken down into manageable chunks and follows a logical flow. In this course, you will... map out your world -- natural features (mountains, rivers, forests, etc.) and people made features (countries, cities, and roads) plan out your world's timeline to get the big picture of your world's story create fantastic creatures that survive in