Fifteen minutes long, because you're in a hurry, and we're not that smart.

16.47: Believable Worlds Part 1: The Illusion of Real

Your Hosts: Dan Wells, Fonda Lee, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Howard Tayler

Writers are illusionists, and worldbuilding requires no small mastery of that particular magic. In this episode we’ll explore the creation of believable illusions through the techniques of similarity, specificity, and selective depth.

Credits: This episode was recorded by Marshall Carr, Jr., and mastered by Alex Jackson.

Homework: Take your latest work-in-progress, and pick something you can describe in depth to enhance the illusion of your world’s reality.

Thing of the week: Starshipwright One, by Jeff Zugale.

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