S42 Bonus – When Not to Worldbuild

Part of your job in worldbuilding is knowing when to stop. Knowing when you don’t actually need to give the information to the readers, or even know it yourself. Knowing when to not worldbuild applies no matter what kind of writer you are.

There are a few theories to help you decide what you need to know and what actually needs to go onto the page. We take a closer look at these, as well as give you advice on how to go about showing off your world without the info dump.

First aired April 29, 2023.

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I'm an editor and cover designer for AspenHouse Publishing. I am also a host for AspenHouse's poscast, Writing Roots.

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