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I have been watching a series of Youtube videos by Brandon Sanderson.  The videos are the lectures recorded from his sci/fi fantasy class.  I am currently watching the sixth one which deals with world building.  I am a bit worried about this topic with my story because it seems like it will require a lot of world building.  The second lecture on world building is about making it seem like you did a lot of world building when you only did just enough to make the story work.

There is also a lot of good information on plot and character development in the earlier lectures.  He discussed the importance of character arcs and relationships.  Plot points like conflict and promise/payoff were talked about a lot.  I was aware of conflict being important to keep people interested, but I hadn't heard the promise/payoff structure broken down and described like this.

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