16.43: The Narrative Holy Trinity of World, Character, and Plot, with Fonda Lee

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

We’re beginning another master class, another deep dive series of episodes, and this time around we’ll be led into the realms of good worldbuilding by Fonda Lee. In this episode Fonda talks about her process, which includes plotting and character creation along with the worldbuilding.

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

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Pick a favorite book with worldbuilding you admire. Can you identify in what ways the worldbuilding reinforces the character journeys, the plot, and the themes?

She Who Rides the Storm, by Caitlin Sangster

2 thoughts on “16.43: The Narrative Holy Trinity of World, Character, and Plot, with Fonda Lee”

  1. This week, Dan, Mary Robinette, and Howard were joined by Fonda Lee for the beginning episode about worldbuilding, as part of the three-legged stool of world, character, and plot. Story kernels, world, character, or plot, are where you start, and then build the others to tie together. From college Howard to various other examples, this week the foursome talk about this kind of worldbuilding, and you can read all about it in the transcript now in the archives.

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