Creating the World of The Starless Crown
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: New November 2022! Author James Collins speaks to how he created the world and plot of The Starless Crown, which follows an alliance that must uncover the secrets of the past to save their world.

Type of Video: Story*
Unique Video ID: Literature-235**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Have students write a short story or play about a world similar to what Collins created in The Starless Crown.


*Story videos employ a narrative form to highlight a topic, location, or practitioner in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.