21 – Interview: Matthew Selznick

The Shaper’s World is not limited by standard fantasy tropes or callbacks, it’s built on a system of real world physics. You won’t find elves or dwarves in The Light of the Outsider. But, what are the pitfalls of creating something altogether different? How do you manage a world where you can’t lean on tropes without drowning your readers in endless exposition? The answers to these questions are surprisingly simple and writer, consultant and creative at large Matthew Wayne Selznick has been doing this for years. Today, we learn to trust our audience and follow our passions in worldbuilding to create a world that feels expansive and evokes wonder for a reader. Matthew offers some of the most solid and grounded writing advice we’ve heard on the podcast to date. Settle in to your comfy chair and listen in on this insightful discussion.

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James lives somewhere in Pennsylvania with his wife and baby boy. He is an avid distance runner who really gets a kick out of talking to folks. His biggest asset might be his thorough enjoyment of people.

One comment on “21 – Interview: Matthew Selznick

  1. Thanks for having me on the show, James! It was a great time! Listeners, if you have any questions for me, I’ll keep an eye on the comments here!

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