Building a world! It’s daunting, but also one of the most enjoyable parts of the creative process.

Broadcast on August 31st, 2018
Running Time: 1:23:44



We are rejoined by out good buddy Jay as we talk about making your setting. Where do you get inspiration from? How do you draw the line between worldbuilding vs. exposition? How do you put your own twist on familiar concepts?

1:58 – Worldbuilding vs. Exposition
9:09 – Is There Such a Thing as “Too Much Worldbuilding?”
14:13 – Making Your World Feel Alive
23:04 – Rooting Your Characters in Your World
28:25 – Worldbuild Using Small Moments
29:19 – Where to go for Inspiration
36:16 – Taking Influence from Real-World Cultures
43:54 – How Does the Setting’s History Effect YOUR Cultures?
55:40 – Twisting Conventions
59:57 – Technology and Being Mindful of Inventions/Science
1:02:46 – Live Worldbuilding!

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