Today, we explore what happens when the author of Hadrian’s Flight gets lost along with the character right at the point where the core cast of characters should be coming together. Productivity slows, regrouping ensues, and worldbuilding commences in earnest.
Is worldbuilding ever appropriate as a focus for a story? How much do you really need characters?
When writing a sequel, how much knowledge of the earlier stories should you assume on the part of your reader?
What do you recommend for organizing your worldbuilding and writing projects?
Sgt Mike asks:
How do you make the setting its own character? How do you avoid spoon-feeding setting to the audience?