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 [...]

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Focus on Worldbuilding: Ancient Relics

This morning, I was reading a news piece about Stone Henge, and it got me thinking about ancient relics and historic sites in worldbuilding. Do you have any ancient monuments in your world? Weather-beaten standing stones, ancient halls, temples, palaces, great statues or obelisks. Do your people know who built them, or when, or why? [...]

Episode 1.3: Origin Stories

In this episode, we discuss all things ideas; where they come from; where we keep them; how they become stories and worlds. We share our suggestions for those first steps into a new world, how not to get lost in worldbuilding before you even start writing and some of the resources we use. Resource List [...]

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 [...]

Getting to Know You: H.B. Lyne

I’m Holly Lyne, but I write as H.B. Lyne. I write dark, urban fantasy and I’ve been an indie author for just over 5 years. I’m a cat-loving Ravenclaw, bullet journal enthusiast and total geek. I’m obsessed with fantasy, sci-fi and superheroes, throw in a hefty dose of horror to round out the geekery. I [...]

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 [...]

Come to the Party!

On April 1st 2019, we'll be relaunching The Great Western Woods Worldbuilding Podcast, and you're invited to the party! Worldbuilding from scratch for writers, gamers, and anyone interested in creating their own fictional world. Bitesize episodes to create a full and immersive world, or to improve and up-level your existing world. Listen on your favourite [...]