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Building the World of Your Story

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1st March 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm



In YA or Middle Grade fantasy writing, worldbuilding is an essential element of your story. Creating compelling and believable settings is the key to unlocking these magical worlds for your readers to discover. And author L.D. Lapinski should know - she built ten for her book, The Strangeworlds Travel Agency

In this practical workshop, which comes as part of our online Children's & YA Fiction Festival 2020, L.D. will explore essential components of creating immersive worlds; from their location and function right down to their structure and logic. 

Attendees can expect the opportunity to participate in writing exercises, while 30 minutes will be reserved at the end for a Q&A.

Exclusive Content

All attendees reserving a place at this event also receive free access to An Introduction to Children's Publishing in 2021, a video interview with Alysoun Owen, Editor of the Writers' & Artists' Yearbook and the Children's Writers'  & Artists' Yearbook. A link to the interview will be circulated by email ahead of the festival, and remain available to view for one week. 

Speaker Profile

L. D. Lapinski is the author of The Strangeworlds Travel Agency series of children’s books. The first novel was published in April 2020 by Orion Children’s (UK), in May 2021 by Aladdin S&S (USA), and is being translated into twelve other languages.

L. D. Lapinski lives just outside Sherwood Forest with her family, a lot of books, and a cat called Hector. L.D. first wrote a book when she was seven; it was made of lined paper and sellotape, and it was about a frog who owned an aeroplane. She is represented by Claire Wilson at Rogers, Coleridge and White Literary Agency. For Film / TV, contact Emily Hayward Whitlock.

Booking & Event Details

All workshops are available to purchase separately but come as part of our Children's & YA Fiction Festival 2020.

The workshop fee of £30 (inc. VAT) is payable in full online and includes a £5 charitable donation to the National Literacy Trust.

This is a live online event which will be presented using video conferencing software. Joining instructions and full guidance will be provided by the W&A Team a week before the event start-date.

All materials used by the author in the workshop session will be available for us to share with attendees at the author's discretion.

If you would like to book three workshops, you can do this at a special combined price of £70. W&A Admin will contact all customers booking at this special price w/c 22nd February to confirm their workshop choices.