Worldbuilding for SFF – Your Story Takes Place Where??
So, you’ve got an idea for a book? Fabulous! It’s a work of SciFi/fantasy, you say? Awesome! Ah, and I see you’ve got a list of characters and a general plot of your story. You’re doing great! Now what about a worldbuilding outline?
Show, Don’t Tell is Bad AdviceReady for some bad advice? Show, don’t tell. I’m going to give you a second to rage at your computer, laptop, or phone…. done? Okay, let’s talk about why it’s the worst advice you can offer a writer. What info does show don’t tell...
Fantasy Worldbuilding and the Three BearsFantasy Worldbuilding. Now there’s a topic that I could talk about (or write about in this case) for hours on end. There’s a lot to consider when it comes to creating a world for your story, after all! And you don’t want to mess it up. Too much is...
Outlining Novels, Campfire Style
Let’s jump right into today’s topic: outlining novels. This is arguably one of the first steps taken when you’re preparing to finally write that best seller. Campfire writing is an outlining process that helps storytellers learn how to both structure and free-write.
Writing Cliches and How to Avoid Them
An opinion most of us storytellers can agree on is that writing cliches is the ultimate no-go. Don’t do it, nope. And if you do? Better subvert expectations and turn that trope on its head.