Randy Ellefson
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Randy Ellefson

Author and world building strategist Randy Ellefson has written fantasy fiction and created fictional worlds since the 1980s. In addition to authoring the most detailed world building books available, he's the founder and lead instructor at World Building University, blogs regularly on the subject, and hosts a popular podcast. The Writer's of the Future contest has recognized his writing three times.

He has a Bachelor's of Music in classical guitar but has always been more of a rocker, having released several albums and earned endorsements from music companies.

A professional software architect, he has worked for NASA, the State Department, and White House, and run a successful consulting firm in the Washington D.C. area. He loves spending time with his son and daughter when not writing, making music, or playing golf.

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    • Creating Life

    • The Art of World Building, Volume 1
    • By: Randy Ellefson
    • Narrated by: Randy Ellefson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
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    Creating a unique, immersive setting one life form at a time. This book is a detailed how-to guide on inventing the heart of every imaginary world - life. With chapters on creating....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Creating Places

    • The Art of World Building, Book 2
    • By: Randy Ellefson
    • Narrated by: Randy Ellefson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Creating a unique, immersive setting one place at a time. Creating Places is a detailed how-to guide on inventing the heart of every imaginary world - places....

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    • Creating Life - the Podcast Transcripts

    • The Art of World Building, Book 4
    • By: Randy Ellefson
    • Narrated by: Randy Ellefson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
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    World building strategist Randy Ellefson turned his successful book series, The Art of World Building, into a popular podcast of the same name, with episodes loosely drawn from each book in the series....

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    • Creating Places - The Podcast Transcripts

    • The Art of World Building, Book 5
    • By: Randy Ellefson
    • Narrated by: Randy Ellefson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
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    Learning to create a unique, immersive place one podcast episode at a time. World building strategist Randy Ellefson turned his successful book series, The Art of World Building, into a popular podcast of the same name, with episodes loosely drawn from each book in the series....

    Regular price: $19.95

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