Worldbuilding Wednesday – History – August 23

Through the end of 2017, Worldbuilding Wednesday themes are going to coincide with the chapters for my forthcoming workbook, The A-Zs of Worldbuilding (based off a blog series I posted back in 2014). So, if you’d like an idea of what’s coming ahead, just go peek at that. 😉

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History

Fantasy in particular, but sometimes science fiction as well, can often be overwhelming to writers because of the sheer scope of history that is involved. Continue reading “Worldbuilding Wednesday – History – August 23”




Worldbuilding Wednesday – Geography – August 16

Through the end of 2017, Worldbuilding Wednesday themes are going to coincide with the chapters for my forthcoming workbook, The A-Zs of Worldbuilding (based off a blog series I posted back in 2014). So, if you’d like an idea of what’s coming ahead, just go peek at that. 😉

Using the theme is not required for participation, but is just a jumping point if you don’t know what to start with.

This week’s giveaway winner is Nissa Annakindt!

(Please contact me with your preference of eARC or worldbuilding critique for your prize.)

If you’d like to receive an early preview of the Worldbuilding Wednesday theme each week (going out on the Sunday prior to the new topic), please sign up for my newsletter and mark that you’d like to receive the Worldbuilding Wednesday Reminders.

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Geography

If there is one thing speculative fiction is known for, besides its habit to veer into wordiness, it is landscapes. When writing fantasy or science fiction that doesn’t take place in our own world, the most obvious step writers often take is to make the surroundings different than what they are familiar with.

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