Deadline City’s Podcast

Hosted ByZoraida & Dhonielle

Welcome to Deadline City: a podcast and a destination. We are two New York City-based authors who share an office and work on multiple books at a time. Between us, we have 40 books published and under contract, and we’re just getting started. If you’ve seen us on the road, you know how we cut up. We like to have fun and talk about the one thing that is always on our minds: creating books. Publishing is a big scary world to many of us, and our goal is to pull back the curtain on some of the mystery by simply talking about it. In our first season, we want to dig into subjects like YA fiction, editing, reading reviews, burnout. Most of the time, you publish a book and then you’re at a loss for what comes next. How do you navigate the industry and then still manage to write more books? That’s a journey we’re on and know that so many others are on the same road. We hope you come along for the ride.

Episode 9 – Destination: World Building with Tochi Onyebuchi

How do you build your worlds? Whether you’re writing sci-fi & fantasy or contemporary fiction, the universe of your story has to feel like a real place. Author of the recent War Girls, Tochi Onyebuchi, joins Deadline City to discuss how he creates his complex and imaginative worlds. We do a deep dive and ask: What makes for a good world? What makes for a world that we want to live in or completely avoid? We’re always searching for ways to hone our craft and we can’t do that without also gushing about the books we love and made us readers and better writers.

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