November 30th, 2011

Deserted Island Books – Part 2

by Fae Rowen

Long, long ago Laura Drake wrote about the ten (or so) books she would want for “entertainment purposes” on a deserted island. You can read it here. I loved the idea of trying to narrow my selection to only ten books, but it’s taken me this long to make the final cuts, […]

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 […]