S42E1 – Pillars of Storytelling: Before You Begin

Storytelling rests on three main pillars: the world, the characters, and the plot. All three should work together to help you craft a story that will capture the reader’s heart and mind. Over the next three months, we will talk about these pillars, starting with worldbuilding.

When it comes to creating the world, from the physical locations to the cultures to the magic, you need to know a lot less than you think you do. Trust us.

Worldbuilding is an easy trap to get stuck in that will keep you from ever telling the story. In this episode, we talk about what you actually need to know in order to begin writing, and what you can discover along the way.

First aired April 3, 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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