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Know Your World

At a recent writing convention, I saw a panel entitled “Not Another F***ing Elf” in which four authors discussed the tropes of fantasy writing.  There was an interesting moment in the discussion when it was suggested that many twentieth century

Posted in 2012, How-to's, Writing Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,

Building Worlds and Making Rules

  What is world building? Any act of creative writing is an act of world building. The moment we begin to tell a story, we are inviting our audience into a world that is not theirs. It may have enormous

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