How do authors create an imaginary world from scratch? This weekend, I’ll offer writers some world-building tips at MileHiCon in Denver.
Can’t make it to the convention? No worries. Here are the answers to eleven of your burning world-building questions.
MileHiCon: How do authors go about building a world?
Laurence MacNaughton: Personally, I immerse myself in the strangest real-world research I can possibly find.
My novel The Spider Thief sprang from a real-life case of amnesia, a real lost city in the Amazon, a frighteningly real tarantula migration, and a scientific mystery about a real-life toxin that can steal your memories.
Truth is, of course, stranger than fiction. So the most interesting place to start a story is with the truth.