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Worldbuilding: the enemy of good writing?

by Janet Forbes

building a colorful world with a crane

It’s called the worldbuilding trap.

Worldbuilders disease.

In fact, it seems like worldbuilding is Public Enemy #1 amongst writers. 

But why?

Some of the biggest, best, and most memorable books - especially, but not only, books in genre fiction - are steeped in worldbuilding.… Read the post

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Where, When, Why

by Laurie Schnebly Campbell

“You’re building a WHAT?”

“A world.”

“The whole THING?”

That’s where the next response will be different for each writer. Yes, some of us do build an entire world for our stories. No, some of us don’t.… Read the post

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