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Character in the Tapestry: Writing from Culture to Character

by Janet Forbes

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Who do you cry out for when you’re in pain? Is it God? Your mom? Or do you try to stifle your cries?

We’re all a product of our environment: of our parents, our education, our morals and taboos.… Read the post

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Worldbuilding: the enemy of good writing?

by Janet Forbes

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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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