When to Stop Worldbuilding and Start Writing

When to Stop Worldbuilding and Start Writing

There are two common problems I hear when people are having trouble with their worldbuilding. One camp is overwhelmed by the task, the other unable to tear themselves free to begin writing. How can you overcome these crippling writing roadblocks?… read more

Why Fiction Writers Are Crazy

Why Fiction Writers Are Crazy

Fiction writers are crazy. The non-fiction sorts can get away with having a normal outlook, describing things that exist and events that happened. They can inform and communicate. We fiction writers talk about places that don’t exist, things that… read more

Writing an Episodic Series

Writing an Episodic Series

I’ve written a series of long books. I’ve written one of more “standard” length books. But my current series is comprised of long novellas. I did this because I had in mind a particular pacing, a certain vibe, and a style of consumption more comm… read more

Worldbuilding in Star Wars

Worldbuilding in Star Wars

I talk a lot about worldbuilding, but this time I’m going to show how it is conveyed in an example that (nearly) everyone is familiar with: Star Wars. Since it’s a well-known fictional universe, I’m not going to explain the what of the worldbuild… read more

Pop Culture in a Futuristic Society

Pop Culture in a Futuristic Society

Unless your futuristic society is comprised entirely of robots (a valid choice, of course), then there is going to be some sort of popular culture. People are going to want entertainment, are going to want to relate, are going to need a sense of … read more