Robert Newton Peck’s “Fiction is Folks”

Robert Peck’s Fiction is Folks was a difficult book for me to get through on my first read and an entertaining book on my second read. I’ll read it at least one more time before I’m satisfied I’ve sucked all the marrow from its pages (that odd phrasing is one of his suggestions. Such odd … Continue reading “Robert Newton Peck’s “Fiction is Folks””

World-Building – Language

There are three basic questions when considering language in world-building: Does language play any role in your world? Does everyone speak the same language, or is there a variety? Do you need to invent any slang or terminology as part of the world-building process? Here I paraphrase Aristotle’s Poetics, “Avoid neologisms unless introducing some new … Continue reading “World-Building – Language”