Details: The Power to Make or Break Worlds

Details: The Power to Make or Break Worlds

I’m feeling a need to expand on last week’s post about worldbuilding. Specifically, I mentioned how my worldbuilding lies in details. But details have a double edge. On one hand, they make the world real, visceral, believable. On the other […]

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Layered Worlds; or, Things I Love About Worldbuilding

Layered Worlds; or, Things I Love About Worldbuilding

So for the last two weeks, I’ve immersed myself in the world of Kristen Britain’s Green Rider series. And it has once again reminded me of something I love in fantasy and scifi worlds: history. Layers. I discovered the Green […]

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Tough to Tackle Reads: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Tough to Tackle Reads: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

My second edition of Tough to Tackle Reads is not quite the bang that Gone with the Wind was, but I think I still managed to pick a doozy. It’s difficult to think of a way to start discussing Joseph […]

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Muses

A couple of months ago Melissa wrote a post on muses and asked us whether we knew our muse. At the time I drew a huge blank. Now, I realize I have two that I use frequently and I can’t […]

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Worldbuilding Resource

I tend to write stories that ease into the fantastical elements. Any urban or rural fantasy starts in the world as you and I know it – more or less – but that doesn’t lessen the need for worldbuilding. In those […]

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Expanding Writer Setting

Expanding Writer Setting

As I’ve said a few times this month, and last month, and the month before, NaNoWriMo is on my mind. As part of the prep work I keep bringing up, I’ve expanded my writer setting. I haven’t done anything truly […]

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