EP315: Andrew Hunter Murray — Terror Leads to Productivity
When Andrew Hunter Murray decided to end the world with his novel The Last Day he had no idea how hard it would be. His research involved astrophysics, climate migration, geopolitics, sleep cycles and much more. Andrew tells us how he achieved a balance of storytelling and worldbuilding to write what became one of the top ten bestsellers of 2020.
In this episode you will discover:
- How much world building is enough
- The essential element for apocalyptic fiction
- And what kept him going when he was close to giving up
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