The Great Western Woods: Worldbuilding Podcast

25 EpisodesProduced by The Great Western Woods: WorldWebsite

Worldbuilding from scratch for writers, gamers, and anyone interested in creating their own fictional world.

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Episode 2.3: Worldbuilding Education, Training, and Mentoring

September 16th, 2019


In today's episode, we're going back to school, and talking about building education and learning into your world. We discuss the different things …

Episode 2.2: From Villainy to Heroism - Worldbuilding with Sacha Black

September 9th, 2019


This episode is the first with our new format. From now on, we'll be publishing new episodes every week. Today, Holly is flying solo and interviewing …

Episode 2.1: Goal Check and What's Next?

September 2nd, 2019


This episode marks the beginning of our second season, and we have some big changes and big news for you. We look back over the year so far; discussing the podcast and our own writing. We look at the goals we achieved, …

Episode 1.11: Worldbuilding with Food

August 19th, 2019


On request, we're revisiting the subject of food in your fictional world. And we love to talk about food! In this episode, you'll hear about our own fantasy food creations, from the mathematics of a vampire's diet to …

Episode 1.10: Making Maps

August 5th, 2019


It’s a classic expectation: a beautiful map in the front of a fantasy book. But, whether you're an expert cartographer, or your drawing skills are …

Episode 1.9: Edge-Lit After Party

July 22nd, 2019


On the morning after attending Edge-Lit writing convention, while still suffering from post-con exhaustion, we gathered our thoughts about the event. Discussing workshops and panels, networking, and the need to clone …

Episode 1.8: Author Events, Networking, and Meeting Readers

July 8th, 2019


Today, we’re breaking away from the stereotype of the solitary author hunched over the manuscript, and we’re getting out in the real world. Yes; it …

Episode 1.7: Worldbuilding Essentials

June 24th, 2019


This week, we're going back to basics, and talking about all the essential things you need both before, and just as you start, worldbuilding. We chat about the things we can't live without while worldbuilding, and all …

Episode 1.6: Indie Author Week UK

June 10th, 2019


In celebration of Indie Author Week UK, we're talking all things indie.

We chat about our lives as indies, the highs and lows, and offer our top tips for anyone considering the indie author route.

Episode 1.5: Living Legends

May 27th, 2019


Today we're talking about creating religions, belief structures, rituals, and legends. We discuss the urban legends from our childhoods, and those we might still believe!

Bonus Episode: #WorldbuildingQuest

May 24th, 2019


Bringing you a special episode with an invitation to join us for #WorldbuildingQuest this June.

Episode 1.4: Horror Stories

May 13th, 2019


Join us as we discuss our love of horror, share our tips for scaring your readers, and, most likely, scare ourselves a little bit too!

Episode 1.3: Origin Stories

April 29th, 2019


Could this be the truth about how Angeline and Holly got their superpowers? Do they have superpowers? Time to find out...

Episode 1.2: Camp NaNoWriMo Survival Tips

April 15th, 2019


We may both like our creature comforts, but we do love Camp NaNoWriMo. Listen to our reasons why, and our top survival tips.

Episode 1.1: Relaunch Party

April 1st, 2019


Join us for our relaunch party: meet the co-hosts, and find out just how nerdy things are going to get.

Episode 10: Holidays and Leisure

November 22nd, 2018


Oh, I do love to be beside the seaside... Where do your characters go on holiday, and what do the locals really think of them?

Episode 9: Food

October 12th, 2018


One of my favourite subjects, and the thing that kicked off my worldbuilding obsession.

Episode 8: Animals

September 29th, 2018


Animals have important roles to play in the lives of humans. Here's some different things to consider when adding them into your world.

Episode 7: Introduction to the Environment

September 11th, 2018


A starting point to thinking about the physical environment of your world, and how it affects everything else.

Episode 6: Family

August 28th, 2018


How does the society and culture of your world impact on families and mothers living in it? And is there a perfect solution for working mothers?

Episode 5: Health and Wellness

August 1st, 2018


Issues surrounding health and wellness in your world reach much further than just a visit to the doctor.

Episode 4: Towns and Cities

July 17th, 2018


Let's zoom in and look at the layout of your towns and cities, and the design of your houses.

Episode 3: Making Your Map

July 10th, 2018


Different ways to approach worldbuilding, how to layout your map, and what effects the layout.

Episode 1: Introduction

July 3rd, 2018


An introduction to me, Angeline Trevena, and The Great Western Woods podcast.

Episode 2: Writing a Series

July 3rd, 2018


Why book series work well, how to approach writing one, and the number one thing you need to make it a success.

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