Creating a believable world, or “dream,” as the late novelist and professor John Gardner put it, is the complex task of the fiction novelist. If the reader questions the authenticity of a story, they may remember they are reading a book and step out of the dream. This is the job of the fiction novelist: to be an effective worldbuilder. Not only is this true for fantasy literature with its rich worlds, diverse cultures, and intricate maps, but for all forms of fiction. Join Bob Evenhouse as he unfolds the layers of worldbuilding and helps you construct a believable world your audience will never want to leave.