Monthly Archives: April 2014

Managing Complexity in Worldbuilding: Society

[This is the next portion of this series on managing the complexity of different world elements.] Society/Culture This concerns the amount of differentiated culture and society surrounds the fantasy elements listed above. Think of history, government, religion, language, clothing, and … Continue reading

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Sharing and Promotion

This is a picture of one of my babies (Kozmo). Yes, I’m a cat lady—deal with it. I could do an entire blog of blurry iPod photos and videos of my (parents’) two cats, and never run out. But this … Continue reading

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Developing Ideas: The Collapse

So you start working on your outline, or even on your draft, and you’re actually starting… and then something happens. A doubt hits you. “Well, this isn’t very good.” Or, “this is the best you can do with this idea?” … Continue reading

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Managing Complexity in Worldbuilding: Species

[This is the next portion of this series on managing the complexity of different world elements.] Species This indicates the number, variety, and quality of the “species” in your story. One presumes a baseline of humans and Earth-found animals/plants. If … Continue reading

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Developing Ideas: A Basic Outline

This is where an idea finally becomes a story. Even if you’re looking to be more spontaneous in your writing (which is one way to avoid some doubts, as well as increase your interest to see what happens), it helps … Continue reading

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Bad Poetry Friday: True Love

This is my only published work. The summer before sixth grade, this poem was published in a magazine for children’s writing. I thought it would be smooth sailing to stardom from there. In reality, I probably peaked right at that … Continue reading

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Developing Ideas: Trust vs. Development

As your story begins to take shape in your mind, as you finally ready yourself to take the leap into action, the next major question is how much development you need to do before you start writing.

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