Tim Hickson

Hello Future Me My book, On Writing and Worldbuilding, has sold over 22,000 copies since May 2019 and has consistently remained in the top 10 books for Science Fiction and Fantasy Literary Criticism, often at #1. I have LLB and a BA with a double major in English and Philosophy, and have grown my business centered around writing and worldbuilding for the last few years.

About this speaker

When I was fourteen, I sat down in my own time to break down why the first chapter of JK Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone worked so well. Why did I do that? Because I find that sort of nonsense fun.

It turns out that habit was profoundly informative for figuring out why certain fiction pieces work better than others. I have since turned this interest into a series of educational series of videos online called 'On Writing', which turned out immensely popular. My book, On Writing and Worldbuilding, which compiles my research and thoughts, has since sold over 20,000 copies worldwide.

I hope to continue writing, reading, and discussing just what makes a story work for years to come, and I hope you will do it with me.

Contact This Speaker


Getting the first chapter right — let's talk about scene structure

23 October 2020, 09:00 PM
Tim Hickson