World Building

Uncharted: More Tips to Build Your World

  Fantasy and science fiction share one important thing in common: the world you’re creating is an imaginative, unique world, very different than (or, at least, augmented from) the world we actually live in. While your fantasy or science fiction may be set in our current world, you will have creations and beings that are… Continue reading Uncharted: More Tips to Build Your World

Character Building, World Building

All Made Out of Ticky-Tacky: Ways to Kill Character Development

Usually, I use this blog as a means of helpful advice on what you should do for your writing. I firmly believe that the tools an author has at their disposal should be as diverse and vast as they can make it. But today, I want to talk about what you shouldn't do in a… Continue reading All Made Out of Ticky-Tacky: Ways to Kill Character Development

Character Building, World Building

Treasure Hunt! 5 Things to Know About Researching for Your Novel

I’ve talked a lot about research already on this blog. That’s because I’m an International Relations and Anthropology major, and research is pretty much a definitive part of my life at this point. I also write about present-day cultures, religions and social topics in my series, so it’s imperative that I have looked at every… Continue reading Treasure Hunt! 5 Things to Know About Researching for Your Novel

Character Building, World Building

Who Takes Out the Trash? A Guide to Writing Three-Dimensional Worlds

When writing a fantasy story, a writer often likes to think they’re planning every single detail in the vast array of color that they envision their whole saga. If you’re writing about dragons, you can see every scale, every crook in the sharp teeth, every leathery fold in the wings. If you’re writing about werewolves,… Continue reading Who Takes Out the Trash? A Guide to Writing Three-Dimensional Worlds