The 2020 Inklings Book Contest is open for submissions! Woohoo!

Between now and the deadline on 3/15/20, we’ll be posting a few mini-lessons to help you prepare for the contest. Today, we’re talking about creating a fictional world. Watch the video below and you can use the interactive activity below to capture your ideas and thoughts.

If you’d like to dive into ALL of our prep-lessons, sign up for our free Inklings Book Contest Prep Course. It will take from start to finish and even help you revise and format your work for submission.



All right… let’s get started… 🎉

cOften, we’re so excited about an idea, we dive in without knowing much about the world of our story. In this mini-lesson, we’ll play through a mapping activity to help you explore the many possibilities your world has to offer. Exploring the world of your story gives you a better sense of your characters’ back stories. Also, your map provides you with interesting options for locations to set scenes. Finally, your map will help you visualize the story in a big-picture way, and that helps you better understand your plot. All in all, a map is a powerful tool for a writer.

Grab a sheet of paper to sketch your map and use the interactive writing tool below to get started on your story world.

Take Your Thinking Further …

Try this interactive writing activity!

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Fantastic, Inkling! Remember, you’ve got two paths to choose today… click below to either sign up for our FREE prep course or submit your finished work. We can’t wait to read what you’ve written.

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