It’s been 8 years since I started writing in 2012. Listen to today’s podcast to discover the 8 biggest lessons I’ve learned.
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Across the Broken Stars – goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49125250-across-the-broken-stars
Best writing advice resources:
Anything by K. M. Weiland
Brandon Sanderson’s online lectures
Lessons from the Screenplay
Story by Robert McKee
Dialogue by Robert McKee
The Anatomy of Story by John Truby
The Emotional Craft of Fiction by Donald Maass
(Note: some of those links are affiliate links, which means if you use them, I may receive compensation – at no extra cost to you. It’s a win-win!)
In today’s episode, I outline a guide for world-building amazing fantasy cities – like the one Hanrahan created in The Gutter Prayer. Here’s my key world-building lessons learnt from this book:
1. Consider the first scene as a microcosm
2. The first scene sets the tone
3. Explore your interests
4. Consider how different characters react to the same world.
5. More ideas is better than not enough
6. Layer it up!
7. Treat the city as a character
8. It’s about the intertwining
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My debut fantasy novella, Fires of the Dead, comes out September 20th! Buy a copy during launch week (between 20th-27th September), then send me your receipt and I’ll set you up with exclusive bonuses. My email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Get the book: https://www.amazon.com/Fires-Dead-Fantasy-Jed-Herne-ebook/dp/B07WDBLW9Y
Welcome to the Novel Analyst podcast! I’m Jed Herne and each episode I analyse a story to help you become a better writer. In this teaser, you’ll learn about my writing journey and what I want to achieve with this podcast. Enjoy!