What story do you wish to tell?
Where will your story take you?
Are you ready for this adventure?
Why Do We Love Stories?
What is it about stories that capture our attention and intrigue us so much?
Is it the characters? Plot? Themes? The world-building? Or is it a mix of all four?
Stories that are well-written can transport us to different worlds, engulfing us in the lives and cultures of different characters until we feel as though we’re a part of these worlds.
A whispering forest, scorching desert, or dense jungle can become as real as the book in your hands with the right descriptions and rich world-building.
But creating a story world with complex characters, inspiring themes, and memorable worldbuilding can seem completely overwhelming! Especially for fantasy and sci-fi storytellers.
With so many things to consider as you prepare to tell your story, there’s also the very important question of “where to begin?” which is what we’ll be answering on this blog.
So, let’s get started!
My Worst Nightmare As A Writer (Came True)
The Worst Saturday I woke up early on Saturday morning and opened my laptop as I’d done hundreds of times in the past. As usual, when I pressed the “on” button, there was an electronic click. Only this time, the screen flashed white before going dark again—not turning...
The Dreaded Drafting Process
Why I Despised Drafting My trouble with drafting began back in middle school when one of my teachers told my class to hand in the first draft of our essays the following week. I wrote the essay, edited it, and handed it in—but at the end of class, the teacher asked us...
The Secret of Short Stories
What's Better? I write and read short stories and novels—and I like both for different reasons. I find short stories easier to write, but I enjoy writing novels and novellas a lot more. I also love reading novels, but in recent months my reading time has been...