Ready to stop feeling overwhelmed and unsure of where to start with your writing?

Discover an organized, proven method for creating immersive and engaging fictional worlds without getting lost in the details.

Does this sound like you...

  • Frustrated with not knowing where to start building your fictional world and unable to finish your novel?
  • Too many ideas for your world? Have you written three hundred years of history but don't have a plot or characters?  
  • Not sure what to include in the story to keep it moving without the dreaded infodump?
  • Have you tried one of those thousand-question worldbuilding checklists BUT after weeks or months of answering questions, you’re no closer to having a finished novel?
  • Or you’ve watched videos and presentations from big-name authors packed with great information, but you’ve found it difficult to put into practice in your own writing?

Stop spinning your wheels and start gaining confidence in your ability to create an engaging imaginary world.

Take control of your story, and complete the novel you’ve been dreaming of in this lifetime.

As much as I would like to tell you otherwise, there isn’t a magic spell to getting published and selling books.

But there are a series of repeatable steps and systems you can put in place to get closer to your writing dreams.

If you want to become a better worldbuilder, let me teach you the method I use to go from story idea to fully fleshed out story and world—without completing endless checklists, getting lost in the weeds, or succumbing to worldbuilder’s disease and inventing a detailed world with no actual story to show for it.


Imaginary Worldbuilding: Creating Fictional Worlds for Writers

By the end of the course, you’ll have planned out your imaginary world and be ready to write!

What's Inside?

Video lessons where I share my step-by-step process

I've taught just one of these modules as a half-day workshop for $300.

In-depth workbooks delivered as easy to use, fillable PDFs

A $162 value!

A story bible template for Scrivener to organize your world

No need to create your own template from scratch if you use Scrivener writing software.

PDF guides on a variety of worldbuilding topics

A $135 value!

Course Curriculum

Who am I?

Hi, I’m Leslye Penelope, a life-long writer who fell in love with the written word practically in the cradle and always dreamed of seeing a book with my name on it gracing the bookshelf.

Growing up, I took countless writing classes, submitted to journals and contests, but never really believed I could finish a novel. I traveled to conferences and workshops, read shelves full of books on writing craft, and joined critique groups, but still struggled for years to complete a single novel.

 Today, I’m an award-winning, critically acclaimed fantasy author who’s published both independently and with Big 5 publishers. Over the past ten years, I’ve written ten novels, along with a handful of novellas and short stories and received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal.  

My debut novel Song of Blood & Stone was chosen as one of the top 10 fantasy novels of 2018 by TIME magazine who called it “a masterclass in fantasy worldbuilding.” That book went on to be selected as one of the best 100 fantasy novels of all time by the same publication.

Leslye has been featured in:

Praise for Leslye's Writing

“another character-centric story filled with wonderful worldbuilding and unexpected twists” 

— BN SFF Blog

“a richly realized world, made the more vivid through Penelope’s beautiful descriptions and engrossing characters.” 

— Booklist

“A master class in fantasy world-building.”

— TIME Magazine 
100 Best Fantasy Novels of All Time

Ready to Start?
Choose your preferred plan

One time

$249 USD

  • Self-paced course curriculum with lifetime access
  • Course community for support

Payment Plan

3 payments of $87 USD /month

  • Self-paced course curriculum with lifetime access
  • Course community for support

Choose your plan


  • Self-paced course curriculum with lifetime access




x 3 months


  • Self-paced course curriculum with lifetime access
  • Two 30-minute 1:1 Q&A calls with Leslye




x 4 months

All students receive:

Access to the private community of course participants

Lifetime access to all course content, plus all updates and future resources

A 14-day no questions asked money back guarantee!

Mage level students will also get:

Two 30-minute 1:1 calls with Leslye

Personal feedback on your worldbuilding progress & Q&A on the course material

Recordings of meetings for future reference

Frequently Asked Questions

Worldbuilding is vital for all genres, whether your story is set in the contemporary real world or in a galaxy far, far away. A Montana cowboy ranch will need to be constructed differently than a Manhattan ad agency. And a Regency romance has just as many rules as a complex magic system or space opera.

Writers of all fiction genres will find the method and techniques useful.

The core curriculum is a self-paced course you can take on your own schedule.

However, if you would like additional support, feedback, and accountability, you can add-on the Mage-level cohort at checkout.  

Students at all levels have lifetime access to course contents, including any updates and additions made over time.

If this is your very first foray into creative writing at all, the course may be too advanced. However, it’s designed for all levels, from beginner to professional, both pre-published and published. So if you’re working on your first book or your fiftieth, then please join us!

Just email me at for a no questions asked refund within 14 days of purchase.

Refunds aren't available after 1:1 sessions have taken place.

You will need a computer or other internet-connected device with audio to log into the classroom and watch the video lessons. You'll also need to download the PDF workbooks, which can be filled out directly on your device. Access to a free Google account is necessary to access some of the worksheets.

This isn't a critique course. At the Mage level, you will have the opportunity for instructor feedback on your progress on the worksheets and guides provided, but not your actual manuscript pages.

However, students at all levels are encouraged to network with other class participants in the forums and potentially find critique partners for your work.

Ready to build your world?