Every writer has heard the adage “write what you know” at least a dozen times. What does it even mean? As writers, especially of fiction, we constantly write what we don’t know. This month, we explore how to navigate the balance between imagination and reality.
Some authors struggle to make their world feel real to the reader. That usually goes back to how much effort – or lack thereof – was put into building the weather and architecture of the cultures. Ley Esses and Leigh Hull talk through how to incorporate accurate weather – and how that influences architecture – into your world to help the reader feel immersed.
First aired October 14, 2019.