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Online, Via WebinarJam

Saturday, 31st Oct


As part of our How To Write Spooky Fiction Day we are proud to present this online session with author James Nicol. This ticket is for James's session only.  You can also purchase an All Day Pass instead of this individual one which will give you access to all of our spooky writing guests at a discounted rate.



Author James Nicol created such a magical character in Arianwyn, The Apprentice Witch, that rights to the trilogy were snapped up by a TV production company. While we await development of this fabulous magical world with its joyful (and sometimes challenging) characters, James is busy leading workshops and talks for as yet unpublished writers. In this session with us he talks through the importance of understanding your magic system, using glowing examples of magical worlds, and invites you to create a system of your own that will have your reader fall under its spell.



★ Importance of understanding your magic system

★ Weaving the magic into your story

★ Making your magic system “unique

★ Looking at examples of magic systems done well

★ Approaches to creating your system

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Technical advice 

This event will be available to watch via a platform called WebinarJam. Providing you have a modern computer device and a solid internet connection your event experience should be positive. WebinarJam allows you to watch, and type in any questions you have for the authors in a chat feature. You will not appear onscreen but you will see the presenters. 

WebinarJam works best when using a Google Chrome browser if you are able to do this.  If during the live event you experience streaming issues, close down all other applications and documents on your device and politely ask others in your house to come off of the internet. 

Check your battery level and plug into a power source where possible. 

Global timings 

All of the events are in GMT so if you are watching from outside the United Kingdom, please check the correct time. 


Replays of this event will be available for 7 days after the live event.


Please note: Tickets are non-refundable or exchangeable, except in the event of a cancellation or at the discretion of I AM in print.