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.