Common World-building Problems, Katie Morford, 2017




One audio recording from PENCON 2017, includes PowerPoint

Common World-building Problems (And How to Fix Them)
Katie (Morford) Phillips

In every genre of fiction, but especially the speculative genres, a novel’s setting and culture(s) play a key role in shaping and revealing characters and their conflicts. Unfortunately, inconsistencies in character and culture create reoccurring issues in many client’s manuscripts. Katie shows editors how to think deeper about the culture of the characters in their client’s manuscript, identify and fix common problems, and use culture to create conflict and shape characters.