UpvoteYA Episode 10: Intro to Worldbuilding

Hello and welcome to the tenth episode of UpvoteYA!  Today we chat a little bit about worldbuilding. What is it? Why do you need it? Is it just for genre writers?

The answer may (or may not) surprise you.

(Spoiler: It’s not just for genre writers!)

SHOW NOTES:

What follows is a list of all the books we talked about today, some of which you probably have heard of. If you want homework for what to read to brush up on your worldbuilding, start here.

The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

THE HUNGER GAMES trilogy by Suzanne Collins

The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

The Half Bad Trilogy by Sally Green

The Song of the Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce

THE SERPENT KING by Jeff Zentner

Captive Prince trilogy by C.S. Pacat (NOT YA!!!)

A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by V.E. Schwab

TRUTHWITCH by Susan Dennard

WOLF BY WOLF by Ryan Graudin

THE GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE by Heidi Heilig

MORE HAPPY THAN NOT by Adam Silvera

WE WERE LIARS by E. Lockhart

A WORLD WITHOUT YOU by Beth Revis