Worldbuilding a "Serious" Story - Without Bringing Everyone Down

A12/A13 - Authors/Comics

Friday November 8, 2019 - 1:30 pm to 2:20 pm

Books about post-apocalyptic futures or heavy family issues are popular because they are either escapist literature or they are topics that the reader can relate to. But how does a writer tell a story about serious topics without depressing the reading so much that they stop reading altogether?