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Exposition from the Other Side

Approaching your story as the author, one of the most difficult things to figure out is what your story will look like from the outside—from a reader who has no knowledge of your world. No matter how objective you attempt … Continue reading

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The Second Draft: The Initial Edits

For some reason, I have been completely unmotivated in revising my project. It’s not that I don’t want to get it ready for someone else to read it—I absolutely do. But whether it’s laziness, impatience, fear, intimidation, or simply not … Continue reading

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Managing Complexity in Worldbuilding: Rankings

So the first three posts in this series laid out what I think are the main factors in worldbuilding. You could argue that geography is another (I guess I’d put that as part of “society”), or that distance from the … Continue reading

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How to Use the Story Set-Ups–Part Two

In this post, I described four set-ups for stories involving a “supernatural element” (includes everything from an entire fantasy world to a single object; also includes science fiction elements from alien planets to advanced technology). That post primarily dealt with … Continue reading

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How to Use the Story Set-Ups–Part One

In this post, I described four set-ups for stories involving a “supernatural element” (includes everything from an entire fantasy world to a single object; also includes science fiction elements from alien planets to advanced technology). That post primarily dealt with … Continue reading

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Story Set-Ups

I’m determined to start posting writing “articles” again, for whoever cares (even if it’s just me), and I chose one at random that I thought might fit with the New Year. It concerns the intros of fantasy/sci-fi stories, particularly how … Continue reading

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