• 02:01

    On Writing - Plot and World Building

    in Entertainment

    How and why plot works in the construction of your story. The difference between plot driven and character driven narrative.


    How world building contributes to your story and how poor world building can ruin it.

    Articles: 


    On Plot


    Novel Plotting Worksheets


    Outlining Your Plot (PDF link)


    Plot & Structure by James Scott Bell (book on Amazon)


    On World Building


    Seven Deadly Sins of World Building


    Five Foundations of World Building


    Thirteen World Building Questions
     


    Devices we discussed on the show

    Digital (magic) Pen

    Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard


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  • 02:00

    Katherine Addison Interview

    in Hobbies

    Dungeon Crawlers Radio welcomes  to the show author Katherine Addison, talking about her new book, The Goblin Emperor.


    THE GOBLIN EMPEROR by Katherine Addison which releases on April 1st, 2014.  Is a vividly imagined, steampunk-inflected world filled with court intrigue and dark magics which has already received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews, and Publishers Weekly says, “Ambitious and meticulously executed worldbuilding brings an animated dazzle to this exceptional assemblage of character studies and complex encounters.”


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  • 01:38

    Writer's Clinic -- Write Stuff -- 10/29/2013

    in Writing

    The doctor is in -- the Write Stuff Clinic This episode of the Write Stuff is a clinic. We are going to be looking how to develop interesting characters and worldbuilding. We will ake your characters sketches -- well thoughtout or half-baked or not complete and give you advice about how to make them more interesting.  
    Are you a building a world? A space station? A fantasy kingdom? You need the essentials on how to worldbuild so this clinic is for you. We will be joined by a therapist, Dr. Sabrina Jackson -  who knows all about people. And Becky Minor- quite knowledgeable about world building. For this episode, the doctors are in studio. Plus we have several giveaways as well as news for the upcoming SORMAG conference. You don't want to miss it.  

  • 01:01

    Crazy Tuesday

    in Books

    Welcome to Crazy Tuesdays, hosted by Rowena Cherry. 
    The Sime~Gen novels by Jacqueline Lichtenberg and Jean Lorrah are being turned into a video role-playing game, taking the series off Earth and into space. In this episode, Rowena interviews Jacqueline about this fascinating process, as well as worldbuilding science fiction. Tune in for more about Sime~Gen and the new story-driven game, Ambrov X. Follow Rowena Cherry:
    RowenaCherry.Com FaceBook Twitter PWRTalk.Com Thank you for listening.
     

  • 01:30

    Fangs, Fur, and Fey team discuss worldbuilding

    in Books

    Join Mark Del Franco, Kate Smith, Ilona Andrews, Jordan Summers, Cheyenne McCray, and Jeri Smith-Ready as they talk about how to make fictional worlds come alive, from urban to rural and everywhere in between. Diana Gill, Executive Editor of Eos will host this lively conversation. Be sure to log in or call in to join us.

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