Episode 1.5: Living Legends

One of our favourite parts of worldbuilding is creating religions, belief structures, rituals, festivals, myths, and legends, and that's what we're chatting about in today's episode. Hear our recommendations for books that do it well, and listen to our tips for creating your own religions in various different genres. We also discuss the urban legends [...]

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Bonus Episode: #WorldbuildingQuest

In April we had great fun running the Worldbuilding April challenge over on Instagram. There's an awesome community of writers there and so many of them chose to join in. So, we couldn't do it just once, plus our inbox was flooded with requests for another challenge. But this time, we came up with a [...]

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Episode 1.4: Horror Stories

As both of us are huge horror fans, we decided to dedicate an episode to the genre. We talk about our favourite and least-favourite sub-genres, and list the books and movies that have scared us the most. We talk tropes, world cinema, Stephen King, and more. Hear our top tips for writing horror, plus, Angeline [...]

Getting to Know You: Angeline Trevena

I am Angeline Trevena, a British indie author, writing dystopian urban fantasies, because one genre just isn’t enough for me. I write dystopias because, despite being so sweet and lovely in person, I am a deeply evil author who enjoys making characters suffer. And I write urban fantasy because I really enjoy mixing futuristic technology [...]

Episode 1.1: Relaunch Party

Today, we relaunched The Great Western Woods Worldbuilding podcast into a brand new era; now with two hosts, dystopian urban fantasy author Angeline Trevena and dark fantasy author H.B. Lyne. Introducing ourselves we talked about how we first became interested in genre fiction, and when we first started writing. We discussed the authors who have [...]