In this episode, YA Fantasy author Jasmine Young shares with us her author's journey and talks to us about world-building. Jasmine is the author of the Four Kingdoms Origins series. With four different kingdoms and four unique characters, she has bui...
In this episode, YA Fantasy author Jasmine Young shares with us her author's journey and talks to us about world-building. Jasmine is the author of the Four Kingdoms Origins series. With four different kingdoms and four unique characters, she has built an incredible world with a rich and varied history.
Throughout the episode, you will hear how Jasmine approaches world-building, some research suggestions, and what to avoid. She will also share some tips and resources to help you create your own fictional worlds.Highlights
10:10 When world-building, remember your end goal is to finish your book.
12:24 Find a base culture you want to model your world.
20:35 Read books in areas you are weak as a writer.
"Add enough details on your map that are important to your character."Jasmine Young Connect with Jasmine
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Story Engineering by Larry Brooks
Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell
Thirteen-year-old Jasmine was so shy and chronically anxious she decided one day she'd rather go hungry hiding out with a good fantasy book than get caught sitting alone in the cafeteria.
The day Jasmine found Eragon on the upper shelf of her school library, her life changed forever. Not only did she devour that book within a few days on grandma's couch, it started her own journey of becoming an epic fantasy author (with early books being a total spinoff of Eragon. Oh, thirteen-year-old Jasmine).
Today, you can most likely find her bathing in Florida sunshine with the next greatest keto snack and fantasy book. When she isn't tending to her complicated relationship with Al (almond butter), Jasmine writes epic fantasy to entertain and empower, especially the underdogs.
To her, epic fantasy never gets old, because this is the genre where you can really escape, especially if you battle with anxiety, loneliness, or self-doubt. You have the hope of living through the broken and weak, that often become the greatest heroes of all.