Worldbuilding Wednesday: Baggage Claim

Worldbuilding Wednesday: Baggage Claim

We all have baggage. Monday, I talked about packing only what you need, even if you have tons more stuff. The same goes for characters. As authors, we are lucky to be able to create characters whole cloth. Our characters will have baggage (at least, they’d...
Worldbuilding Wednesday: Baggage Claim

Worldbuilding Wednesday: Keeping House

As an author, I get to put my characters in any location I want, because I’m the author, that’s why (oh, was I supposed to resist saying that? Oops ::blush:: ) But the right location may not be the “best” location from the character’s...
Worldbuilding Wednesday: Baggage Claim

Worldbuilding Wednesday: Take It Outside

My kids fight for fun. When I’ve had it, I tell ’em to take it outside. When I’ve had it with writing, I gotta take my own advice. I don’t get to read much for pleasure anymore. I read for analysis, research, deconstruction, and feedback, but...
Worldbuilding Wednesday: Baggage Claim

Worldbuilding Wednesday: Strategic Thinking

When you’re building the world of your plot, you have to wear many hats. You have to see the future in several different iterations, you have to be a number of different characters, and you have to identify consequences sometimes even before you figure out the...

Worldbuilding Wednesday: Amazing Things

Today, I’m speaking to everyone in my life, as well as everyone who happens upon this blog, to tell you that writing can be a lonely business. You sit around all day with only the people in your head for company. Or you referee fights for your attention between...
Friday Feature: Diane J. Reed, Author of Twixt

Friday Feature: Diane J. Reed, Author of Twixt

One of the things I love about writing is the people I meet. Writing is a solitary craft, for the most part, so most of those people reside in my head in one form or another. But outside my head, it’s a rare privilege to meet someone who understands that...

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