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Dress Up Description: Harness the Power of Big

All month long, Our Write Side bloggers have been bringing you advice about how to build a spectacular, but believable, world for your story. One tried and true way to inspire awe is to include larger than life elements in your settings. This applies to

World Building: A Case for Imagination

As the focus this month has been on world building, you’ve read a lot of articles talking about the process of world building, questions to ask when world building, and articles about when and where to world build according to genre. You’ve learned the dangers

20 Questions to Ask for World Building

This month we’ve been talking about world building and so today instead of talking about the general subject, let’s talk about questions you can ask yourself to get started on world building. So here’s 20 questions… What is the geography like? What is the terrain like? How

How to Use World Building When Planning Your Marketing Strategy

Hello Lovely Authors, We’ve had some great posts the last few weeks on world building! From World Building: an Intro for the newer writers among us, to World Building for Specific Genres.  There will be more great posts to help you get along with your world

Worldbuilding in Historical Fiction: Fact versus Fiction

Writers are able to blur the lines between fact and fiction while writing in many genres. Certain genres come with expectations, such as Fantasy readers are okay with tons of fiction (even in Urban Fantasy) because they come ready to suspend belief in what they

Adding Depth to Your World Building

This week we continue to talk about world building. We started with the basics of world building and diversity in world building. Today let’s talk about some more things to keep in mind as you craft your world and add depth to it. Conflict is

World-Building and Psychology

Did you know there is quite a bit of psychology that goes into world-building? Or at least there should be. What often comes to mind first in world-building is the physical environment, right? Then things like clothes, food, some cultural elements, and different races/peoples. Hopefully,

Diversity and World Building

Now this month we are talking about world building. Last week we talked about some basics of world building, but today I thought we’d talk about diversity and world building. You don’t want to just rewrite the same old stories. You want to create new,

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