How To Build A Fictional World Like Harry Potter, The Matrix And Lord Of The Rings

Published on July 20, 2014 by admin

Why is J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy so compelling? How about The Matrix or Harry Potter? What makes these disparate worlds come alive are clear, consistent rules for how people, societies – and even the laws of physics – function in these fictional universes. Author Kate Messner offers a few tricks for you in this TED video. (Thanks, Ray!)