Growing Your Iceberg: Crafting a Secondary World That Feels Ancient in 60 Minutes Video Download
A common adage is that writers should show only ten percent of their worldbuilding -- but the other ninety percent has to be there, solid as an iceberg, in order for the world to feel "lived in". In this presentation, award-winning fantasy author N. K. Jemisin guides you through the process of creating the planet, politics, and people of a complete and original secondary world, using principles that you can easily apply to creating your own.
N. K. Jemisin is a Brooklyn author whose works have been nominated for the Hugo, the World Fantasy Award, and the Nebula, and have won the Locus Award. Her new novel THE FIFTH SEASON comes out from Orbit in August 2015. Her website is nkjemisin.com.