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The Pitfalls of Excessive Worldbuilding – with Jennia D'Lima

  • 16 May 2024
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Zoom

Worldbuilding applies to nearly every genre, and it can be tempting for authors to add too much. This extensively and thoughtfully described place is surely as fascinating to the reader as it is to the author, right? Not necessarily! Authors risk boring their readers or overwhelming them with information if they don't know when, where, and how to scale back. Excessive worldbuilding can also lead to: info dumps, stalled pacing, inconsistent characters/place descriptions, and drifting away from the plot/main storyline. Learn how to identify when worldbuilding is no longer effective and what steps to implement when it is taking over.

JENNIA D’LIMA is passionate about everything related to the publishing industry and has written or edited for academic work, newspapers, university presses, and everything in between. She loves connecting with her authors and sees each project as a unique and exciting collaboration. In addition to editing, she is a book awards judge for IPNE, the creative nonfiction expert at NAIWE, and hosts the Writing & Editing podcast.

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