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In A World…: Writing Cultural Outsiders Part 2

In A World… is a series of posts about world building, where our contributors share strategies and tips for creating well-rounded worlds. Welcome back, readers. As I said last week, the goal of these posts is to encourage writers to consider the effects of foreigners on their worlds. On Friday, we examined how incorporating visitors… Continue reading In A World…: Writing Cultural Outsiders Part 2

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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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In A World…: Building Conflict Into Your World

In A World… is a series of posts about world building, where our contributors share strategies and tips for creating well-rounded worlds. For someone who loves writing science fiction and fantasy as much as I do, it’s surprising that world building has always been one of the most challenging aspects of writing for me. Just recently,… Continue reading In A World…: Building Conflict Into Your World