The story you know... with a twist.

The Wayfarer's Guide to Worldbuilding

Hosted by Allison Alexander and the rest of the staff at Mythos & Ink publishing, this podcast is a tool to help writers build creative worlds. Each episode explores one facet of worldbuilding—such as drafting the perfect city map, making a monster, or building an ancient religion—and gives practical advice on writing these elements.

About A.E. Alexander

Allison E. Alexander graduated with a BA in English, a certificate in Publishing, and a typing speed that rivals Quicksilver. She’s worked as a graphic designer, an art director, and an editor. Now, she writes full time and makes her home in Hoth, a.k.a. Winnipeg, with her husband and their giant collection of RPG manuals.



Allison was a journalist and writer for pop culture magazines for several years. Now, she writes nonfiction books (about writing, faith, and geekery) as Allison Alexander and fiction novels (about elves, robots, and magic schools) as A.E. Alexander.



Allison trained in editing at Ryerson University. She managed a nerdy magazine called Area of Effect before becoming executive editor at Mythos & Ink, a publisher of sci-fi and fantasy books. She specializes in developmental and line editing.

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In her spare time, Allison plays video games, roleplays as a dark-elf warcerer in Dungeons & Dragons, draws fan art and fantasy maps, and enjoys board games. She's an avid Marvel and Star Wars fan, an earthbender, a wannabe dire wolf rider, and a Hyrulean.