What story do you wish to tell?
Where will your story take you?
Are you ready for this adventure?
Where Did The Time Go?
How many hobbies have you given up simply because you don’t have any time for them? Maybe you have chores or schoolwork, so you don’t have time to do fun things like paint, knit, bake, and sketch.
Or like me, you’re a writer, and the entire world conspires against you so you never have any time to read or write.
I’m being dramatic, of course, but sometimes it does feel as though there’s no time for you to do the things that you love to do—mainly because you’re busy doing the things that you’re supposed to do.
But what if you can do both?
Fulfill all the responsibilities you have (work, school, family, etc…) and pursue your creative passions.
Is such a thing really possible?
Well, that’s what we’re about to find out…
Question: Why would anyone willingly let someone else tell them what to do?
Answer: They wouldn’t. Not unless they get something in return.
In today’s blog, we’ll be discussing how to create fictional societies from scratch by using the cause-and-effect method. When I first started writing fantasy, I focused more on the plot than the worldbuilding—mostly because I had no idea how to world-build. ...
Worldbuilding for fantasy stories is a lot of fun. You get to put all sorts of interesting places, creatures, cultures, and technology in your stories. Not to mention, you can bend the laws of nature without shattering a reader’s suspension of disbelief—that is, if you do it correctly.
Organization is something that all writers struggle with now and then. Whether you have page after page of information about your story world and characters, or you can sum up everything you know in one paragraph, if you have no assigned method or place to record your information then you may find yourself frantically flipping through notebooks or searching through your documents just for one small detail.
A creator is a writer who is a worldbuilder first and writer second. They enjoy creating new and interesting creatures and places. They usually have documents full of fictional plants, animals, governing systems, foods, drinks, and whatever else they can think to create.
A Storyteller is a writer who puts their plot, characters, and even themes before worldbuilding. They may add some world-building as they write and are inspired, but other times storytellers will write a draft or two without thinking too deeply about the world their characters live in.
A Planner is a writer who world-builds because they want their story to be the best that it can possibly be. Planners don’t want to be accidental geniuses.
What is worldbuilding? What is the first thing that comes to mind when I say “worldbuilding”? Maybe it’s a world, or a single location where a story takes place. Perhaps it’s the small details that seem to bring a story world to life, or the large ones that appear to...
Why Do We Love Stories? Do you love stories? I certainly do. When I was a little girl, my mother read all sorts of things to me. Fairytales, fables, mysteries… I loved it all! And that inspired my love for reading, and eventually, storytelling. What is it about...
*Note! This is the final and third part in a series I've been writing about following your dreams. Click to read part one & part two. What’s your why? We all have a reason for doing the things we do, even if we don’t always take the time to think about what our...