Write a Fantasy Adventure: Discover Mythology and Create Your Epic Tale

Morgan Lindsay Nelson, Comic Creator + Teacher

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13 Videos (45m)
    • Lesson 1: Mythology in Today's Pop Culture

      2:56
    • Lesson 2: Profiling Fantasy Characters

      5:23
    • Lesson 3: Story Basics

      3:19
    • Lesson 4: The Root of Obsession (or: What's at Stake?)

      3:13
    • Lesson 5: Maximizing Intuition

      1:50
    • Lesson 6: Pin Your Way to Creativity

      2:37
    • Lesson 7: How It All Begins

      3:00
    • Lesson 8: Get It Written, Stress-Free

      1:36
    • Lesson 9: Done Is Better Than Perfect

      0:55
    • Bonus Lesson: Battling Crystal Ball Clarity

      2:34
    • Project: Step 1

      6:52
    • Project: Step 2

      7:23
    • Project: Step 3 and Conclusion

      3:02
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About This Class

In this writing class, you'll:

  • Use ancient mythology & hieroglyphics to inspire and expand your imagination.
  • Spark the idea for your own original fantasy world. 
  • Learn to write characters that readers will fall in love with and admire.  
  • Gain new perspective on your favorite fantasy books (like Harry Potter and The Hunger Games)
  • And write the first 10 pages of your epic fantasy tale (all with confidence and ease!) 

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Hi, I'm Morgan Lindsay Nelson and I'm thrilled to be teaching this class here at Skillshare!

Here's a bit about myself so you know me better:

  • I am a writer and visual artist. 
  • Writing has been a constant love of mine throughout my life. 
  • I've written screenplays for the past ten years, lifestyle articles for digital startups and pen short stories.
  • I am a total nerd for all things creative.
  • I work with aspiring writers to guide them through the (sometimes-overwhelming) world of writing and energize their creativity so it all feels fresh and fun. 

50 of 54 students recommendSee All

This class gave a good insight on how we can create our own Epic;not spilling too much information but precisely adequate one.The steps discussed makes it look so easy. It is well structured,easy to grasp,definitely a great class for budding writers. Just Loved it!!
Nice basic course with some handy pointers to start writing a fantasy story, especially suitable for beginners.
Judy Koot

Multidisciplinary Artist & Teacher

Extremely useful, well structured and with perfect examples. I expected something a bit different because of the name of the class but was not disappointed.

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Morgan Lindsay Nelson

Comic Creator + Teacher

Morgan Lindsay Nelson is a comic creator + teacher.

Her love of teaching began back as a teacher's assistant at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and has grown to help others learn new skills in some of her favorite creative topics: writing, art, graphic design, and comic creation.

Morgan and her work has been featured on such sites as HelloGiggles, StyleCaster, Design for Mankind, and Skillshare.

Learn more here: morganlindsaynelson.com

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