Episode 177 Create your fantasy in pain


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Episode 176 From sci fi universe to fantasy world

What fantasy Worldbuilders can take from Science Fiction

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_176_From_sci_fi_universe_to_fantasy_world.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic Looking to the universe to show us why framing a world is so important   Podcast Show Flow Inspired with the release of Gotg Vol. 2 And all space shows Worlds differences Most worlds are sparsely populated with few settlements Or you visit very few places […]

Episode 175 Storyboarding! It’s Not just for movies!1!

Frame the shot!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_175_Storyboarding_Its_Not_just_for_movies1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic Using storyboarding to help visualize your stories Podcast Show Flow Realization that many writers cannot visualize the story in their head from just outline Solution Storyboard it Like is visual media, web design, marketing Focus you to see elements of scenes in a book, without looking […]

Episode 174 Why the world needs your world

It is bigger than just you

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_174_Why_the_world_needs_your_world.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic How reading and fiction help in more ways than entertainment If you are anything like me. You feel a bit guilty when you set a side time to create fictional work. Best case scenario in our minds is that we create something that enough people enjoy to […]

Episode 173 Our dishonorable mentions

Yeah, we like the bad guys

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_173_Our_dishonorable_mentions.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic Who are the villain we are influenced by the most Michael and I love villains.  For both of us they define how good a story is. They can elevate a store or even limit a store if they are boring. Now, this is one of the most […]

Enter the Kyrnn

DnD fantasy World if Krynn

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_172_Enter_the_Kyrnn.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download  Today’s Topic Krynn the world that started my worldbuilding It has been years since I visited the world of Krynn. However, the visit has flooded me with wonderful memories. Epic battles, great characters, and stories that still stick in my mind today.  I will always love this world. I […]

The taboo in your fantasy world


Today’s Topic How I failed at understanding taboos until I started researching this episode I always overthought what a taboo was. I focused on the idea that taboos are these forbidden ideas, but how do you create them. How do these ideas form in a culture? Some, like murder, seem to be universal. However, others […]

Why your fantasy world needs subcultures

Creating subcultures help make your fantasy world seem more real

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_170_Subculture_Why.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download  Today’s Topic First look into types of subcultures in fantasy worldbuilding If you have followed the show you would not that Jeffery is a huge geek about studying cultures. We have talked about cultures and how they evolve in many ways. We have even spent time talking about […]

The Total Beginner’s Primer to writing

Remember you become a writer when you start writing

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/169.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic Starting your writing journey Writing is the second most important skill a worldbuilder can know.  Curiosity is still the most important skill.  Writing is invaluable to a worldbuilder, because you hone your delivery skills and immerse yourself in the world you are creating. It does not […]

Frame your fantasy world

Yes set it up on criminal charges

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_168_Frame_your_fantasy_world.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic Before you start building your fantasy world. Build a framework that helps you get to telling stories Join Michael and Jeffery in this episode as the look to help show how to create a framework for worldbuilding.   Podcast Show Flow The two reasons I call […]