44 episodes

A podcast by three fantasy authors who love to overcomplicate things for themselves.

World Building for Masochist‪s‬ worldbuildingformasochists

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A podcast by three fantasy authors who love to overcomplicate things for themselves.

    Episode 44: Old MacDonald Had a Dragon

    Episode 44: Old MacDonald Had a Dragon

    If OldMacDonald has a dragon, how does he stable it? This episode explores domesticated animals in fantasy worldbuilding, from the useful cart-pullers to the companion animals who are purely there for scritchies.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 43: Getting There is Half the Fun, ft. KATE ELLIOTT

    Episode 43: Getting There is Half the Fun, ft. KATE ELLIOTT

    Journeys are a staple element of fantasy plots -- but just how do people get around in your world? Kate Elliott joins us to discuss the feet, hooves, wings, wheels, portals, and other forms of transportation that allow your characters to go a-questing!

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 42: Life, Worldbuilding, & Everything, ft. STINA LEICHT

    Episode 42: Life, Worldbuilding, & Everything, ft. STINA LEICHT

    So once you've done your worldbuilding, how exactly do you present it to the reader? Stina Leicht joins us to consider how much information to work in, when to do it, and other elements of the wordcraft of worldbuilding.

    • 52 min
    Episode 41: Myths, Legends and Other Lies of History ft. Marie Brennan & Alyc Helms (M.A. Carrick)

    Episode 41: Myths, Legends and Other Lies of History ft. Marie Brennan & Alyc Helms (M.A. Carrick)

    We humans are "meaning-making" creatures -- So what stories do your characters tell about themselves, their world, and their culture? The writing team of Marie Brennan and Alyc Helms, who together make up M. A. Carrick, join us to talk about weaving the myths, legends, and folklore that can help your imagined world feel fully textured and lived-in!
     
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 40: The Sacred and the Profane, ft. K. B. WAGERS!

    Episode 40: The Sacred and the Profane, ft. K. B. WAGERS!

    We get asked about fantasy cussing all the time -- but before you can explore profanity, you have to decide what a culture holds sacred. Author K. B. Wagers joins us to explore building concepts of the sacred and the profane into your imagined world!

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 39: Episode 39: Three-pourri

    Episode 39: Episode 39: Three-pourri

    A viewer Q&A episode featuring a variety of topics!

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

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Great motivation

I find myself listening to this whenever I need a little extra motivation to write. It helps to build my excitement for writing and sparks creativity. Plus the hosts are fantastic!

booksnyarn ,

Great Podcast

A great way to dive into a really important piece of writing. The hosts are fabulous!

Titans wrath ,

Fresh!

Love this podcast as a fresh way to look at writing. They have great chemistry and lots of great ideas!

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