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Architecture & Conjuring: How to Build Convincing Worlds

Image: Repairing the Viaduct by Blamire Young. CC Attribution Share Alike 3.0. Via Wikimedia Commons.

How do you build a convincing world in fiction, in poetry, or in non-fiction? How do you make a place come to life? How do you make your world habitable for your characters? How do you make it habitable for your readers?

There are two ways to think about this:

  1. Building worlds is like architecture
  2. Building worlds is…

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Will Buckingham

Will Buckingham

Writer & philosopher. PhD. Stories & ideas to make the world a better place. HELLO, STRANGER (Granta 2021): BBC R4 Book of the Week. Twitter @willbuckingham