How To Create Complex (Fictional) Tyrants

How To Create Complex (Fictional) Tyrants

Today’s blog is the last installment of my series on creating fictional governments.  Predictable Plots A lot of books, shows, and movies feature tyrannical rulers (kings, queens, emperors, etc.) that are very cruel, childish, or just very unlikable. These...
Creating Fictional Governing Systems

Creating Fictional Governing Systems

Creating (And Breaking) Rules Last week I posted a blog on creating fictional societies using the cause-and-effect method. This week we’ll be discussing how to create fictional governing systems.  This will be a two-part blog (at least) so be sure to join my...
Creating Fictional Societies With Cause & Effect

Creating Fictional Societies With Cause & Effect

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 Basics: Fantasy VS Reality

Worldbuilding Basics: Fantasy VS Reality

Creating Fantasy Worlds—Without Throwing Out Facts 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...

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