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AN INTERVIEW WITH THE LEGENDARY EDITOR EMMA D. DRYDENEmma D. Dryden founded drydenbks LLC (www.drydenbks.com), a premiere children’s editorial & publishing consultancy firm, after 25 years experience as editor and publisher of Margaret K. McElderry Books and Atheneum Books for Young Readers, imprints of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing. We are thrilled to bring you her expertise on setting and world building in this month's interview.We talk about:- The best way to help your reader feel like they’re in your world without “telling” and creating prolonged descriptions.- Great metaphors for emotions (and a way to show not tell).- How to avoid cliched characters.- What to do when readers tell you they’re not believing your character.- The biggest mistakes Emma often sees when people are trying to set the stage.Click here to download the show notes with extra resources!
Excellent podcast. I just received a critique asking me to expand my "world building." So, this was timely! Thanks!
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