Darren and Simon—eventually—discuss world building, that extension of setting that enables readers to feel like the story they’re reading takes place somewhere very real, talking about their favourite worlds from novels they’ve read alongside some of their own work. Also a quick update on Darren’s missed opportunity with monster trucks and Simon’s concussion.
- Darren’s article ‘First Person of Interest’ for WQ Magazine (paywall)
- Clade by James Bradley
- Sick Puppy by Carl Hiaasen
- Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
Worth also noting, if you ask ask Darren for a tiny synopsis of a work in progress, you should know now what to expect. You’ve been warned.