My A-Zs of Worldbuilding Journey – The A-Zs of Worldbuilding Blog Tour

It’s launch day for The A-Zs of Worldbuilding! I can’t believe it’s already here!

If you’ve missed any of the blog tour stops this week, you can find all them here.

Today is THE last day to take advantage of the 99¢ offer on the ebook, and to get 25% off the paperback when you subscribe to my newsletter. Don’t miss out! This book won’t go on sale again until 2018.

Also, be sure to check out my Worldbuilding Wednesday blog hops! This week the topic is M for Military, and it’s the entire chapter of the same topic from The A-Zs of Worldbuilding and you can visit that post to find out how to get a FREE copy of the full set of exercises for that chapter from the book.

Also, make sure to read to the end for some info on a Goodreads giveaway for The A-Zs of Worldbuilding! (US only, sorry folks. Sweepstakes laws were intimidating in my brief research. O.O)

I didn’t know this journey with The A-Zs of Worldbuilding would be 3 1/2 years in length. I hadn’t really planned for it to be more than a blog series, but as the A-Z Challenge started that year, people began saying how I world-build was really interesting and that the series would be a really handy reference… and somewhere along the way, the idea of a worldbuilding workbook was born.

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BDN Archive – Being Ready to be Published – Notes from Daniela Rapp

This post first appeared at on December 4, 2012.Being Ready to be Published - Notes from a Daniela Rapp workshop |

Back in October [2012], I attended the Ozark Creative Writers Conference.  Daniela Rapp, an editor with St. Martin’s Press, spoke there.  While she represents mostly genres that I don’t even think about writing, she gave a very good workshop on the basics of publishing – things that apply no matter what you’re writing.

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BDN Archive – Keep Your Heart – Devotional

This post first appeared on January 15, 2012.

Keep your heart with all diligence
For out of it spring the issues of life.
~ Proverbs 4:23 NKJV

What does it mean to “keep your heart with all diligence?”

Perhaps first we need to know what it means that “out of it spring the issues of life.”

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