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In A World…: Writing Cultural Outsiders Part 1

In A World… is a series of posts about world building, where our contributors share strategies and tips for creating well-rounded worlds. Usually, when we talk about world building in fantasy, we’re thinking about building one specific culture and how your characters move around within and interact with that culture. Today (and on Tuesday), I… Continue reading In A World…: Writing Cultural Outsiders Part 1

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In A World…: Writing A World Like A Character

In A World… is a series of posts about world building, where our contributors share strategies and tips for creating well-rounded worlds. If you write speculative fiction, you have probably heard the advice before to treat your world like a character. This advice is definitely spot on and is a key to creating vivid, dynamic settings… Continue reading In A World…: Writing A World Like A Character

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Before querying & sub: cutting word count, filler words, & line-edits

Sometimes, you finish a giant revision and you think to yourself. “Finally, I’ve made it through Mordor and now I will throw this damned ring into the fires of Mount Doom!” Your finger hovers over the “send” button, you stare that beast in the eyes, the one that you thought you loved but that really… Continue reading Before querying & sub: cutting word count, filler words, & line-edits