When to Start Worldbuilding

When to Start Worldbuilding

One question that an aspiring worldbuilder is going to ask is when to start. Can you build a world without knowing anything about the story you’re going to tell in it? Do you need any characters before you build a world for them to inhabit? Actually, you have...
How to Write Ensemble Scenes

How to Write Ensemble Scenes

Writing a scene with one character is simple. Two isn’t much harder, and introduces the possibility of conversation. Even three characters in a single scene leaves room for everyone to breathe. But what do you do when the number gets higher? How do you keep a...
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...