I’m obsessive. Once I get my little fishhook fingers into something there is nothing I won’t consume about a subject.
That’s why I’ve obsessively read books since I sung my first ABC and it’s why I write just as obsessively now.
One of my biggest obsessions, is the concept of dystopian worlds. I heart everything about them. I want the t-shirt, the fan girl moves, the merch and ALL the books. ALL OF THEM.
But right now, as a writer, I’m more interested in how to get them right. What do you need building bricks do you need to include and what key factors do you need to make a dystopian world realistic.
I’ve just finished reading Jane Dougherty’s Abomination. It was both a fantastic read and an exceptional example of an apocalyptic and dystopian setting.
Here are 5 steps to perfect the dystopian world. (more…)