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Speculative Fiction Writing Made Simple

Heather Davis

Welcome to the Many Worlds Writing Podcast! The show that’s all about how to brainstorm, write, edit, publish, and sell a powerful speculative fiction novel… and maybe just change the world too. I'm your host, Heather Davis. I’m a seasoned book coach, developmental editor, and fellow storyteller. In my work with writers, I always see the same problems and roadblocks standing in their way and preventing them from achieving their dream of becoming a published author. So it’s my mission to be 100% real about what it takes to craft a cohesive and unforgettable speculative fiction novel. I’ll share the same tips, tricks, and techniques that I use with my own client in order to help you write the best novel you’re capable of writing. In my under-30-minute episodes, I’ll get right to the heart of the problem without wasting your valuable time. I’ll give concrete, actionable ways to address that problem that won’t leave you feeling overwhelmed or ready to give up. (That means that most of my episodes come with handy workbooks that you can grab for free right in my show notes!) But let’s be clear on one thing. Writing a good speculative fiction novel—you know, one that other people actually want to read it—is probably that hardest personal project you’ll ever willingly undertake. So this podcast doesn't downplay that hard work and promise that you’ll write a bestseller in 30 days or 6 months. (I personally don’t believe that good novels are written that way.) Instead, this podcast embraces the hard, messy, and frustrating work that goes in to writing a great novel. My goal is to help you write a novel that you're proud of—one that holds together, one that makes people think, and one that makes readers want to read your work and buy your books again and again. From character arc to plot structure, from deep level worldbuilding to developing a kick-ass magic system, from honing your authorly voice to identifying your genre, from building an email list to hiring an editor, we’re gonna to cover it all. So if that sounds like something that would be helpful to you in your writing journey, please take a second to follow or subscribe to the show. It would mean the world to me and it’s a really easy way to show your support and to make sure there are many more episodes to come!Until next time, keep writing, keep dreaming, and remember: the world needs your stories right now, so don't you dare give up on your novel or yourself! See ya soon! 

Episodes
Exploring The Benefits and Dangers of AI Use in WritingMay 09, 2024
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8 Essential Hacks for Self-Editing Your Manuscript to PerfectionMay 02, 2024
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Unlock the 7 Subtle Truths About Story (That Will Make Yours Better) | Episode 16April 24, 2024
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7 Crucial Steps to Creating a Captivating Magic System For Your Novel | Episode 15March 28, 2024
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9 Key Elements of Character Interiority | Episode 14March 21, 2024
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7 Key Facts You MUST Know About Your Protagonist (Before You Write Another Word) | Episode 13March 07, 2024
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Show and Tell: The Secret Key to Better Scenes | Episode 12February 29, 2024
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How to Turn a Narrative Summary into a Full Scene | Episode 11February 22, 2024
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The 10 Key Components of a Great Scene | Episode 10February 08, 2024
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How to Write Backstory without Info Dumping | Episode 9January 25, 2024
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7 Key Understandings to Help You Reframe Criticism | Episode 8January 18, 2024
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The 7 Golden Rules of Great Dialogue | Episode 7January 10, 2024
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How to Master the 4 Essential Layers of POV | Episode 6January 03, 2024
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How to Become a Better Writer | Episode 5December 27, 2023
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The 7 Principles of Simple Worldbuilding in Fantasy and Science Fiction | Episode 4December 20, 2023
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The Surprising Key to Making Any Protagonist "Likable" | Episode 3December 10, 2023
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Use This Simple Technique to Write Your First Novel | Episode 2December 10, 2023
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The Most Important Part of Your Novel (That You're Probably Missing) | Episode 1December 10, 2023
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The Many Worlds Writing Podcast TrailerNovember 24, 2023
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