Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Kate Elliot: World-building

Kate Elliot has begun to map out her system for world-building in her fantasy novels:
But who are these people and where are they living? What does the full tapestry of life look like in this place? If I do not think about this, it is easy to fall back on choices that aren’t choices as much as unexamined assumptions about whose lives are interesting enough to read about and what people are “allowed” to tell their own stories. By not considering the totality of life in a culture (regardless of whether I write about it), I am already creating visibility and invisibility in my own head if nowhere else.
Full article: here

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