How to Build an Imaginary World That Invites Readers In
An imaginary world isn’t just a place that we make up in our heads. It’s an escape that many of us to get away from the harsh realities of this world. It’s an escape. One that many of us use over and over again. It could take the form of a book, movie, or a […]
How to Create an Alternate Reality
Sometimes we need a space where we can question the problems in our society and find a solution for them. And an alternate reality can help with that. They’re safe because they give us a glimpse into what could’ve happened if x, y, and z transpired instead of a, b, and c. It provides us […]
What Goes into Building a Real-World Setting?
Real-world settings are commonplace in fiction and poetry alike for a good reason. They’re familiar to us, and we don’t have to spend hours developing different cultural rules or government systems. But as simple as they may be to use, there are still numerous ways you can get it wrong. It all boils down to […]
Welcome to World-building: An Extensive Guide
Welcome to world-building! World-building is present in all fiction genres – whether it’s fictional or based in today’s society. It’s a living, breathing pulse that pushes character development and plot forward. A lot goes into this aspect of fiction writing, and we have a lot of ground to cover in this post. We’ll begin by talking about what world-building […]
How to Create a Superhero (Part 2): Origin Stories
Welcome to part two of how to create a superhero (you can read part one here)! Last time, we talked about what a superhero is and their amazingly detailed history. Today, we’re looking at putting that history into action. Superheroes are still characters in a story, and like every other character type, they needed to […]
A Writer’s Survival Guide to the Post-Apocalyptic World
Hey, Lovelies! Phew! We got through the apocalypse! Now, what do we do? That’s going to be the focus of today’s post. Getting through that post-apocalyptic world. So get out your compass, we’re going to get straight to exploring. Post-Apocalyptic Worlds Post-Apocalyptic Fiction: a subgenre of science fiction and/or fantasy that takes place after the end […]
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