Episode 2.3: Worldbuilding Education, Training, and Mentoring

In today's episode, we're going back to school, and talking about building education and learning into your world. We discuss the different things you need to think about; from how education fits into your wider world, to the different kinds of education you could include. We chat about tropes, and the problems that can arise, [...]

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Worldbuilding Quest

Want to get more in-depth help with your worldbuilding? Want the chance for one-on-one help? Want to be a trailblazer, helping to forge the way for others to follow? Then, adventurer, read on... We are delighted to be introducing our latest project: Worldbuilding Quest: a worldbuilding course for writers. For this first enrolment, we’re looking [...]

Some Words on Impostor Syndrome

Impostor syndrome is, in essence, self-doubt. A particular kind of self-doubt. Beyond saying "I'm not good enough," and "I can't do this," impostor syndrome will convince its victim that they will be found out for the fraud they are. That they are merely pretending at being what they claim to be, and that their deception [...]

Episode 1.10: Making Maps

It’s a classic expectation: a beautiful map in the front of a fantasy book. But, whether you're an expert cartographer, or your drawing skills are limited to a few squiggly lines, maps are a helpful way to stop yourself from getting lost in the world you create. Which is actually surprisingly easy. In this episode, [...]

Episode 1.9: Edge-Lit After Party

Recording together the morning after attending Edge-Lit 8, still suffering with post-convention exhaustion, we offer up our thoughts on the event. We're talking workshops and panels, networking and the need to clone ourselves multiple times. Hear our highs and lows of the day, and our biggest takeaways, all while in recovery mode, and barely coherent! [...]