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Tag: Tips for world building

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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Terraforming: Worldbuilding for Sci-fi Authors

by Joseph Lallo, @jrlallo

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There are few more liberating genres than science fiction. Unfettered by petty limitations like technology or the laws of physics, a sci-fi setting can be crafted to suit the whims of the storyteller and the needs of the story.… Read the post

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