When the writing is dry

I sit at my desk and consider the fact that I have not written anything beyond a blog post in over a month. My novel sits in its folder, languishing in that guilt-filled pool of depression, where I tell myself I will write but cannot bring myself to type the words. The energy flows out… Continue reading When the writing is dry

Resources and Worldbuilding

This subject was brought up in the forums I help moderate. In this thread, the economy of a story was discussed in depth. One member in particular, Victor N, brought up an excellent point: the economy of your story can play a role in the plot. Definitely read the link above because he provides excellent… Continue reading Resources and Worldbuilding

Book Review: Grass by Sheri Tepper

Grass by Sheri Tepper is a fascinating science fiction book. Here is the blurb on the back of the book: Here is a novel as original as the breathtaking, unspoiled world for which it is named, a place where all appears to be in idyllic balance. Generations ago, humans fled to the cosmic anomaly known… Continue reading Book Review: Grass by Sheri Tepper

World build: Maps

Whenever you open a fantasy book and sometimes a science fiction novel, you may notice a map at the front of the text. There you can peruse the look of the world, and plot out the routes of the protagonists (and maybe the villains too) as you read through their journeys. How are these maps… Continue reading World build: Maps

Thoughts on Philosophy within Worldbuilding

When I develop a culture for my world, I often will take a step back and consider the philosophies that may develop within that culture. The environment in which the culture develops will play a factor since it is integrally linked to how the culture survives and how it passes on its survival techniques to… Continue reading Thoughts on Philosophy within Worldbuilding