Month: May 2017

For authors, by authors, one word at a time

Coldly Calculating: All Told

A.L. Mabry will be your host each week as we probe the darker corners of your imagination. This series is meant to help feed your mystery/horror muse, so try to give us chills! The prompt is open to interpretation, but try to include the phrase somewhere in your piece. This Week’s Prompt It’s the final…
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May 31, 2017 0

World Building When You Have No Set System

When delving into the process of world building, many topics need to be considered. Coming up with the bones, flesh, and blood of the story’s body is, quite frankly, an intimidating prospect. It takes time to develop a system to bring them together. What are the people like? Are they humanoid? Do they have pointy…
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May 31, 2017 0

Five Don’ts for World Building

Now, all month we have talked about world building here at OWS. We talked about the basics, diversity and world building, adding depth, and which questions to ask while world building. Today, let’s talk about some don’ts to avoid because good world building is not just what to do, but what not to do. Don’t…
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May 30, 2017 0