292: World Building in Epic Fantasy – Interview with K.S. Villoso

Creative292: World Building in Epic Fantasy – Interview with K.S. Villoso

292: World Building in Epic Fantasy – Interview with K.S. Villoso

Hey there word nerds!

Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing K.S. Villoso who writes speculative fiction with a focus on deeply personal themes and character-driven narratives. Much of her work is inspired by her childhood in the slums of Taguig, Philippines. She now lives amidst the forest and mountains of Vancouver, Canada with her husband, children, and dogs. Her novel, The Wolf of Oren-Yaro is a gripping adventure about a queen, trying to unite her divided kingdom, even though everybody hates her.

In this episode K.S. and I discuss:

  • The inspiration behind The Wolf of Oren-Yaro
  • Building on a previous series
  • Creating a deeply flawed character that readers can still root for
  • The interplay between the external and internal journey of the protagonist
  • Meeting genre expectations in a new way
  • Building a world through character

Plus, her #1 tip for writers.

For more info and shownotes: www.diymfa.com/292

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