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Exolore: facts-based fictional worldbuilding

Jul 14, 2022

Are you working on a novel and getting a little stuck? Well this episode is all about a software program that can help you through the process, created by fantasy novel writer who knows where all the roadblocks are. Katja Kaine joins me to share her writing tips and describe how she came to build The Novel Factory.

HOSTED by Dr. Moiya McTier (@GoAstroMo), astrophysicist and folklorist


  1. Katja Kaine is a fantasy writer and creator of the Novel Factory, a software that guides authors through the novel-writing process, from character sheets to query letters. Follow her on twitter at @KatjaLKaine and check out all of her work at

**SPECIAL OFFER**: Katja is graciously offering Exolore listeners 20% off an annual subscription to the Novel Factory! Use the coupon code "exolore" and get working on your novel!


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Have you ever wished you could travel to a different world? Exolore can help with that! In each episode, astrophysicist/folklorist Moiya McTier explores fictional worlds by building them with a panel of expert guests, interviewing professional worldbuilders, or reviewing the merits of worlds that have already been built. You'll learn, you'll laugh, and you'll gain an appreciation for how special our planet really is.

Exolore is a member of Multitude Productions, an independent podcast collective and production studio.