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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

The World as a Character

Sometimes you read a book or see a movie where the setting, be it a house or a climate, is integral to the story. Any other choice would change the feel of the book, losing impact and possibly the reader. Lost Horizon by James Hilton is

Make Your Imagination Work: Great Secrets of Word Building

Having an impressive vocabulary is going to take you very far in life. We all know that one person who always throws in some big words where we try to figure out what exactly it means. Do not wait for those mind blowing moments before

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: Creating a Specific Mood

Remember Mood Rings?  Back in the 70’s we were entranced with the thermal sensitive stone set in a simple gold or silver ring (most of which turned your finger green). According to the color chart, when worn on the finger, the stone reacted to body

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,

Worldbuilding- It’s Not Just For Fantasy

Every time we sit down to write fiction, we are worldbuilding.  The term often brings the Science Fiction/Fantasy genre to mind but I know that in my genre, Romantic Suspense, I create worlds also. In my current book, SHARK BAIT, I created Belton Bay.  It’s

Worldbuilding: For Specific Genres

As I said this past week, all novelists are worldbuilders. It is our job to give the reader a comprehensive picture of the character and the influences which affect his/her environment. You don’t have to infodump and overwhelm the reader with detail. They just need

Diversity in Publishing and Marketing

  Many non-writing people think publishing is pretty much a linear process.  You submit the book; the publisher prints it.  Only authors understand the myriad of decisions one makes when taking your manuscript to print, marketing that print, and the image you present to the

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