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 6 – Destination: Analog Alley

Take a stroll with us down Analog Alley. During the third week of our “World Building March” we talk fantasy analogs. When do they work? When do they leave us confused? Writing fantasy means building whole new worlds, but often the authors borrow from pre-existing cultures and countries to paint a picture in your head. We read short excerpts from two novels that really nail their analogs, and give your own tips on how to work on yours. Happy trails!

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