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 7 – Destination: Iceberg Inlet

To cap off our World Building March, we’re heading off to Iceberg Inlet where we break down what a cultural iceberg is in relation to fantasy world and novels. What is deep culture versus surface culture? We also take a look at N.K. Jemisin’s talk ‘Growing Your Iceberg’ to better understand the tools writers use to make fantasy cultures feel real. Bonus! We read the first pages of some excellent fantasy novels like A Darker Shade of Magic and Storm of Locustto prove our points. What are some of your fantasy cultures? Be sure to tell us in the comments or tweet at us.

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