August 15th, 2014

Writing Paranormal, Science Fiction, and Fantasy Romance

Catherine Spangler

Hello all! I’m thrilled and honored to be included in the Writers in the Storm Blog community. Since I write science fiction romance and urban fantasy romance, I thought we could discuss creating alternate worlds and world building, and the elements needed for “other-worldly” romances.

Building an Alternate World

There are a number […]

July 13th, 2011

World Building-Part 2: Social and Cultural Aspects

by Fae Rowen

As exciting as it is to create a physical setting, my favorite part of world building is the cultural aspect. Out of the world’s culture comes the social customs, which can really show life on the planet. Of course, there are rules.

Rule #1: As an author, you must know the […]

July 6th, 2011

World Building: Part 1- Physical Setting

by Fae Rowen

I was shocked when Laura, Sharla and Jenny suggested I write a craft blog on world building. Before you read any further, I need to confess something. I’ve never taken a world building writing class. But after three decades as a science fiction freak, it’s no wonder I enjoy world building. In […]