There’s a reason why the speculative fiction genre has so much appeal — it gives writers the opportunity to build worlds. Building worlds is probably one of the most addictive aspects of writing speculative fiction. The world can be similar to our own with nuanced changes, or completely dissimilar.
However, world-building can be quite tedious so how can a writer effectively create a world the reader can lose themselves in?
Join me for an in-depth discussion on how to world-build from the inside out with Janeen Ippolito, author of Worldbuilding from the Inside Out as well as a reader, teacher, and editor. This is an invaluable tool for both newbie authors and seasoned authors. You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/8890339. Tune in!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Go to the heart of your world and build it well!
Memorable world-building enhances story, attracts readership, and sells books! Find the core of your science fiction or fantasy people and instill your narrative with universal themes and concepts derived from real-world cultures.
-Explore different religions and governments with concise entries that include ideas for plot and character development
-Develop key aspects of your society without getting caught up in unnecessary details
-Learn how the deeper effects of appearance and location can enhance your narrative
World-Building From the Inside Out challenges you to go deep and build fantastical worlds that truly bring your story to life!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Janeen Ippolito is an English teacher by day, a sword-fighter by night and a writer by heart. She’s also the founder of Uncommon Universes Press and the author of World-Building From the Inside Out. She has a B.A. in Cross-Cultural Studies, Writing, and ESL and has a passion for using humor and cultures in speculative fiction. In her spare time she makes brownie batter, reads, and watches speculative television shows. One of her goals in life is to eat a fried tarantula.