Today I have a different sort of review for you. As many of you know I am currently writing a book. I have a few different books started but this current one is the biggie for me. I often look at courses to improve my writing skills or teach me more about the genre I am writing in.
I want to give my readers something with is compelling, believeable and enjoyable. I want to immerse them in a world they feel is real. Thanks to Facebook’s marketing I am often suggested new course providers and courses. In this instance it was Udemy and a writing course.
I had a browse of the online catalogue and came across the course Writing Great Fantasy: World Building Workshop. Looking at the module breakdown it was perfect. The course material is only 4.5 hours long but has a lot of assignment style questions along the way.
I finished the course yesterday and I have to say I really enjoyed it. It covered everything you need to know about creating a world, from how to draw a map to creating creatures. The lectures were really well done and very thought provoking. I have come away from the course brimming with ideas and a million things I want to now add, it’s given me the opportunity to consider things I would never have thought of and I now have the ability to create a well rounded believable world for my characters.
I really had fun with the map making and character creation parts of the course. They provided me much needed knowledge and I filled gaps in my map that I hadn’t realised would be problematic.
A massive bonus to this course is that when you finish you get a fantastic discount to use against the course Writing Your Fantasy Novel by the same instructor, Jason Link. I will be taking up that offer, however, I have another course through them I also bought when on offer to start first. This one is called Ninja Writing: The Four Levels of Mastery which sounds great.
The courses can be a bit expensive if you get them full price (though very worth it) but Udemy often have sales where you can pick up the courses for £9.99 so it might be worth it to keep checking back if you want the lower cost.
All in all if you want to write fantasy I would absolutely recommend this course.
Here is a copy of my certificate of completion and the map I made, I have blurred out the names of places to leave some mystery and intrigue for my readers.
As of today’s date (30/01/2019) there is a current sale on for reduce price courses, the ones I mentioned above are all included.
Thanks for reading.