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How to Make Your World More Convincing, or What I Learned from Patrick Rothfuss

In Language, Patrick Rothfuss, Written by Thomas on April 11, 2011 at 3:05 pm

I recently got hold of Name of the Wind by Patrick ┬áRothfuss (from here on referred to as “Patty”)*, and I’ve got to say, it’s a great book. It’s got living, breathing characters, a spellbinding plot, and a setting so believable you could pick up and move there if only you could figure out the zip code.

On top of being enjoyable, it’s also been an education. It feels like every chapter five pages he does something else that makes his world just a little more three dimensional. My copy weighs in at 662 pages; if you do the math, there are 132.4 lessons there for world builders like us. I think one of the most important is this: Read the rest of this entry »