16.48: Believable Worlds Part 2: Creating Texture
Your Hosts: Dan Wells, Fonda Lee, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Howard Tayler
As we do our worldbuilding with similarity, specificity, and selective depth (per the previous episode), we should take care to apply these things throughout our stories. In this episode we discuss how these elements we’ve world-built can become “textures.”
Credits: This episode was recorded by Marshall Carr, Jr., and mastered by Alex Jackson.
Homework: Free write your character with a day off to spend near their home. Where do they go? What do they see? How do they get around? What interactions do they have? What details do you learn from this exercise that you might use in the background of the story?
Thing of the week: Jade Legacy, by Fonda Lee.
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