EPISODE 14: Smart worldbuilding tips for your fiction

Welcome to the Rage Against the Manuscript podcast. Worldbuilding is super fun, but it’s also one of the key aspects to creating an engaging novel. I dive deep into some of my favorite fictional worlds, share how I build a world around my characters, and share common worldbuilding pitfalls.


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In this episode:

  • What is worldbuilding and why do readers love it?

  • Where to begin with building your world.

  • Made-up cities or real-world cities? Which do you choose?

  • Thinking of your worldbuilding as a pinhole camera.

  • The building blocks of a realistic world.

  • When genre and worldbuilding collide. (aka the dystopian cozy mystery)

  • The conflict and story arc of your world.

  • 4 worldbuilding pitfalls to avoid.

    Begin with the rules you want to fuck with.”

    Steff Green

    Author of How to Rock Self-Publishing.

    If you've got a question you want to ask me about self-publishing or writing or building a career as an author, head over to the Rage Against the Manuscript FB group or email me steff@rageagainstthemanuscript.com and I’ll talk about it on a future episode. Happy writing! 


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