Building the World (Oops — the Solar System) of Jupiter Pirates

JP_etalOver the last week I’ve had a blast talking worldbuilding and storytelling with my pals at Eleven-ThirtyEight. They’re Jupiter Pirates fans, so we talk about everything from where the characters’ names came from to how the series has evolved to how you figure out a future history of Earth and the solar system.

Here’s part 1 and here’s part 2. There’s a lot here I hope will be helpful for aspiring writers – learn from my mistakes! (And the occasional success.) And I hope Jupiter Pirates fans will enjoy the peeks behind the scenes at how the series has unfolded so far, and a couple of hints — nothing too spoilery — about what’s coming in the future.