101 City-building with Marshall Ryan Maresca


I’m talking with Marshall Ryan Maresca about A Murder of Mages, big-world fantasy, story structure, and making a series.

The other (not first) book set on this world, The Thorn of Dentonhill

Some guy named Sir Terry Pratchett did something like that with Discworld.

Studying the Liberal (Dark) Arts 

Whistle calls

The Hero’s Journey Stuff

Three act structure

Marshal Ryan Maresca’s 12 step story program

Yes but, no and

Try fail, try fail, try succeed.

The IKEA effect, my own personal quest

Shmoos and plankton

Polish a world

The dreaded death spiral

Each book in the series is marketing for the others

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