Writing Tips

World Building: 4 Questions to ask When Thinking Through Technology

I have been slowly working through a rather long series of blog posts about world building for speculative fiction (e.g. fantasy, science fiction.) Any time an author builds a new world, a certain amount of newly imagined technology is involved. For the sake of world building, I define technology as the aspects of your world… Continue reading World Building: 4 Questions to ask When Thinking Through Technology

Guest Post, Writing Tips

Creating and Characterizing Fantasy Races: Guest Post

Today, I actually have a wonderful guest post for you all! After hearing about Kylie McNeil's awesome plans for her own fictional world, I invited her to do a guest post on my blog. Here is her advice on how to develop fantasy races. I am so excited to have her post today! I know that her… Continue reading Creating and Characterizing Fantasy Races: Guest Post

Writing Tips

World Building: Creating History, Legends, and Myths

Just like in the real world, your fictional world needs to have stories which are integral parts of your characters’ thought processes and lives. They become the motivating factors for wars, life changing decisions, and the poems your characters sing in the tavern. They are the flesh of your fictional world that take it beyond a… Continue reading World Building: Creating History, Legends, and Myths