How To Create A Fantasy World

A good fantasy novel isn’t complete without a believable fantasy world to go with it. Arguably, the depth of the world and how well you “build” it is more important when writing fantasy than it is in any other genre. Most genres can use real locations which makes describing the world easier. You can always use Google or visit the location of your setting for most genres, but fantasy worlds come from your imagination and must be well developed so your reader can visualize the landscape, towns, wildlife and so on.

A good starting point for creating a fantasy world is a map. Your map does not need to look like you have studied art and cartography for twenty years. You can always hire someone to design a map later based on your sketches. The important thing is to get a physical reference of your fantasy world for reference when you are writing. Read more ›

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Set Writing Goals And Stick With Them

I have failed on my resolutions for 2015 so far. I am a victim of procrastination so it isn’t my fault. Ok, it is my fault and beating procrastination can be done. The secret is finding a method that works for you; not using a method someone else swears by or a “proven” way to beat procrastination. We are all different psychologically speaking and what works for one of us may not work for all of us. Granted basic tips for beating procrastination should work for everyone: Read more ›

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Writing Goals And Resolutions For 2015

The best way to look is always forward. 2014 was a bad year for me as a writer and blogger. In 2015 I plan to set better goals and plan my year better. In 2014 I set some unreachable goals with the intention of reducing or otherwise altering those goals once I knew what my potential for meeting the goals might be. I failed to alter my goals seeking to push myself harder. That is always a mistake. Setting goals high and slowly bringing them down until you find a sweet spot is the right way to handle your goals. Don’t make the same mistakes I did. Read more ›

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Looking Back At 2014 As A Writer And Blogger

2014 was a good year for me as a blogger. As a writer I failed miserably. Today writer and blogger seem to be considered the same thing, but I like to make a distinction between the two. I do that because as a writer I want to be published and paid. Some fans wouldn’t hurt either. But as a blogger I don’t expect to make a lot of money. I do it to share my ideas, failures and successes with other writers and bloggers in hopes that I can help someone else out. Read more ›

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