This post is a follow-on from the world-building posts that I've shared last month. If you're interested in the Welsh Triads, there are some really good translations out there - particularly Rachel Bromwich's editions: The Legal Triads of Medieval Wales and The Triads of the Island of Britain. [Note that the Medieval Welsh referred to… Continue reading World Building with the Welsh Triads
Step by Brainstorming Step So let's say you're thinking about a dystopian society. I'm using this example because it's easier to dissect a world in progress than to talk about a pre-created world without dropping spoilers about the books! You've got your brainstorm of loose ideas, some may be fairly well fleshed out already and… Continue reading World Building 101: Creating Societies
Introduction Welcome to my new series, WORLD BUILDING 101, with me, C. M. Rosens, and Guillaume Velde. Velde and I are building a world together and thought we would open up about the process since we do this kind of thing for fun. Premises: Building From a Seed Sometimes stories come in characters, in scraps… Continue reading World Building 101: Starting with a Premise
So you have your first draft! Yay! Where to go from here? Well, first, get yourself a support group of fellow writers: a variety of ages and experiences are always a plus. It takes a village to raise a writer and their book-baby! TIP: Change your font and font size before editing and leave your… Continue reading Anatomy of a Draft
Personality TestSome tips for writing believable, relatable protagonists: Have you done a personality test for your protag? I had some issues with my main character in The Crows because I thought she was flat and not as likeable as I wanted her to be. I took an MBTI test for her and she came out… Continue reading Writing the Right Protagonist!