Writing Different Worlds – with Louise Tondeur

This course is available online continuously
Enrol any time and work at your own pace
Price: £75
Six weekly modules (recommended)
Online self-paced

Writing Different Worlds – with Louise Tondeur


You’re working on a project – a novel, short stories, script or memoir – but you’re frustrated when it comes to places or the ‘world’ of your story. Are you doing justice to the locations in your story? How do people experience places differently and why? Is it ok to write about places you’ve never visited? How do you build a world that feels authentic to the reader? How do you work with characters who inhabit more than one place either psychically or physically? This new self-paced course, written by a  published writer, will give you space to think about worlds and world-building. This course is about worldbuilding across multiple genres. You’re going to take a look at the places that are important to you and your writing and gain an understanding of how worldbuilding works. 

About the tutor

This self-paced course is led by author Louise Tondeur.

Photo credit: Sarah Barnsley

Louise Tondeur studied Drama at the University of East Anglia before returning a few years later to do their MA in Creative Writing. She writes mainly fiction, poetry and nonfiction, has published two novels and a short story collection and currently tutors on the Open University’s Creative Writing MA. She recently wrote a series of guest blogs for New Writing South, which you can find here. Otherwise she blogs about the writing life on her website

'Tondeur's eye for detail is so precise, you might fear being in her presence, lest she see your secrets, too. What a tender, dark, nuanced book: a quiet storm. I am jealous and quietly devastated..'

– Leone Ross