Enjoy the panel discussion. Information on the participants is below.
UPDATE: You can watch the panel discussion at both Litcon 2021 World Building Panel with Science fiction, fantasy, alt-history, steampunk, YA science fantasy, speculative fiction, dystopia, and military science fiction authors F. Stephan, Geoff Genge, Claudia Blood, Theresa Halvorsen, C.G. Hatton, and Liz Tuckwell and YouTube Watch it live Saturday, 6 March 2021, noonET on … Continue reading “(Video published – see link below) Join science fiction, fantasy, alt-history, steampunk, YA science fantasy, speculative fiction, and military science fiction authors F. Stephan, Geoff Genge, Claudia Blood, Theresa Halvorsen, C.G. Hatton, special guest alt-history and dystopian author Liz Tuckwell and myself in a two hour talk on #worldbuilding this Saturday, 6 Mar 21, noonET on Facebook”
What goes into creating a world and sharing it with the reader? Aside from blood and sweat? Research Research everything. You may not use everything you’ve learned, but your increased subject matter expertise will come through in your writing and (probably) you’ll have more confidence in what you’re writing. One of my greatest joys is … Continue reading “World-Building – Process”
Something is crucial to your world-building if your story is dramatically changed when you remove that thing. Not everything tied to world-building is major. Except when it’s a central element to a story, meaning removing it dramatically changes your story. That noted, here are some miscellaneous world-building items to be aware of. Fun (Sports, … Continue reading “World-Building – Miscellaneous”
Belief systems are part of the anthropologist’s triad – culture, language, myth (belief). These three are so intertwined I can’t imagine studying one without drawing deeply of the others. Our personal library contains ~300 books on different belief/faith/mythological/folkoric systems. If you count ebooks, the number goes over 1,000 volumes (and note my bias there). But … Continue reading “World-Building – Belief Systems”