Worldbuilding Wednesday – Queens – October 25

Through the end of 2017, Worldbuilding Wednesday themes are going to coincide with the chapters for my new 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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Queens

Okay, so this is less about queens specifically and more about government in general.

If you’ve read fantasy or sci-fi you know that the governments of choice tend to be either monarchies and/or totalitarian systems (respectively). There are some variations, but with the trend (especially in sci-fi) leaning toward dystopian, it’s easy to feel like every story deals with the same government, and is almost always a commentary on current events.  Continue reading “Worldbuilding Wednesday – Queens – October 25”




Worldbuilding Wednesday – Plants – October 18

Through the end of 2017, Worldbuilding Wednesday themes are going to coincide with the chapters for my new 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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Plants

Plants serve a multitude of purposes, such as food production, medicine, enjoyment, just to name a few. You and your characters don’t have to be botany experts, but there are a few basic things to consider when you integrate plant life into your world, especially if it plays any role in your story.  Continue reading “Worldbuilding Wednesday – Plants – October 18”




Worldbuilding Wednesday – Oblectation – October 11

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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Oblectation

Oblectation is a wonderful word I found at The Phrontistery. It means enjoyment; pleasure.

Where you have people (loosely-defined for you spec-fic writers), there will be entertainment. The need to survive usually goes hand-in-hand with the desire to survive. That desire is often driven by pleasure.  Continue reading “Worldbuilding Wednesday – Oblectation – October 11”