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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Episode 2.2: From Villainy to Heroism – Worldbuilding with Sacha Black

In today's episode, Holly talks to author Sacha Black about her fiction and non-fiction books, her new podcast, Rebel Author and her worldbuilding highs and lows. Listen on your favourite platform here. Sacha Black is a bestselling and competition winning author, developmental editor and writing coach. She also has five obsessions; words, expensive shoes, conspiracy theories, [...]

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! [...]

Episode 1.6: Indie Author Week

This week, we're celebrating Indie Author Week UK. Hear what indie authoring means to us, and how we decided that it was the right path to choose. We discuss the highs and lows of the business, and offer up our top tips for anyone considering becoming an indie author. Resource List: Indie Author Week UK [...]

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 [...]