How to build a fictional world

Why is J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy so compelling? How about The Matrix or Harry Potter? What makes these disparate worlds come alive are clear, consistent rules for how people, societies — and even the laws of physics — function in these fictional universes. Author Kate Messner offers a few tricks for you, too, to create a world worth exploring in your own words.

Royal Roads University Visit

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International Coordinator from Royal Roads University will be at CCEL on February 17th at 2:30pm – 3:00pm. We will set up a ‘RRU desk’ near Eh Restaurant on the 2nd floor. Anyone is welcome to stop by and get some info! Canadian College has the following articulation agreement with Royal Road University.

Step 1: Successful completion of 2-year Diploma Co-op programs in Hospitality, International Trade or Project Management

Step 2: Transfer into the 3rd year of the Bachelor of Business Administration in Sustainability and International Business degree at Royal Roads University

Artist Spent One Year In The Woods Creating Surreal Sculptures From Organic Materials


In an extraordinary act of devotion to his art, sculptural artist Spencer Byles spent a year creating beautiful sculptures out of natural and found materials throughout the unmanaged forests of La Colle Sur Loup (where he lived with his family), Villeneuve Loubet and Mougins. He worked together with elements of his natural surroundings to create artwork that blends seamlessly with the environment.