I joined Konn Lavery to discuss the world of Blood of Titans, how I write in a shared world with Cameron J. Quinn, and living in a tiny house!
KL: Your website expands on the fantasy world of REFORGED, how has archiving the world-building process been?
VSH: I always have to know how things work, which makes for deep world building (and as my beta readers and editors can attest, rather chonky word counts). My brain is highly disorganized, so my external world has to be tidy, and part of that is keeping detailed maps and tables of my world. There’s incredible freedom in crafting a world from the ground up, but that can lead to entertaining and frustrating inconsistencies if we’re not careful. Luckily, readers love these behind-the-scenes glimpses, so I get to share the world with them on an even deeper level. There are several more maps to come, especially as one character strikes out into the northern ocean reaches to explore....read more
Science Fiction Fantasy as a genre is known for tackling massive scopes and complicated settings, from Blade Runner’s seedy cyberpunk cities to the galactic warfare in Ender’s Game. In the past decade, however, sci-fi has undergone a tonal shift from action-packed pages and explosion-filled screens to creeping subtlety. While blockbuster action films and space marines are still fun fan favorites, focus has shifted to reflect the audiences’ deeper understanding of our own world–and how it inspires SFF world building. ...read more
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Peterborough, NH at 12 Depot Sq.
Saturday 11 am-12 pm
Keene, NH at the corner of Main and Emerald (12 Emerald)
Saturday 1 pm- 2 pm
Nashua, NH at the Somerset Plaza, 375 Amherst St, Rte 101A