Many people believe that authors place too much focus on world building while others think that they leave too much to the imagination. Is there a ‘Just Right’ amount of world-building? What types of stories need more intricate design. How long can an author keep an average reader’s attention and what happens if they lose it? This week Ben and Marie discuss these writing topics as well as learn what featured author of Ark of Souls Paul Grover thinks about articles like ‘Against World-Building’ by Lincoln Michel in an effort to help with your indie author creative writing projects.
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– Against World-Building
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Marie and Ben discuss reviews left for last week’s thrilling featured beginning On Ice by Scott Stevens as well as the author advice topic on outlining; is it necessary.\? Through some research the two find that there may not be a universal agreement on this topic and, as marriage goes, even they may not agree. Scott Stevens has his own opinion on outlines and shares those as well as his advice for other self-published and independently published authors. If you are dreaming of sitting back and taking it easy while your writing career takes off, Scott has other news for you.
Find the full articles from this episode at: Joseph Finder’s Blog– Outline or Not Philip Overby’s article for Mythicscribes – Pantsing… Does Outlining Kill Creativity? Note to Philip Overby – Please, Please, Please write that story about ‘minotaur space pirates fighting intergalactic squids, Martian ninjas, and comet-spewing trans-dimensional spider dragons.’ Listen to the episode to understand!
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