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.

S2 Episode 5 – Destination: Magic Ville

World Building March continues! This week we’re breaking down the rules of magic by taking a stroll through Magic Ville! Using our own books, The Belles and the Brooklyn Brujas series, we discuss how we created our magical systems. What rules work? What rules don’t work? How do we show the reader the stakes without info dumps? How to build a magical system is a huge part of our author tools. We’ve got more discussion and great examples from books we love. Welcome to Magic Ville.

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