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Take Your World-Building to the Next Level

Take Your World-Building to the Next Level

By Michaela Whatnall   World-building is an essential part of writing any novel, be it fantasy, sci-fi, or even realistic fiction. The world which your characters inhabit must come alive for the reader in order to be believable and compelling. And it’s clear when...
Caution: Speed Bumps Ahead

Caution: Speed Bumps Ahead

By Hannah Andrade   As a resident of San Diego, I dislike anything that slows my rate of travel. Traffic is a blight to the sunny beaches and, when the roads are clear, I take full advantage. Anything that causes me to press the brake pedal are irritants. Pot...
Treating Your Setting as a Character

Treating Your Setting as a Character

By Laura Nsafou   In the long discussion of diversity in literature, the focus is on the characters and their unique perspectives. Many writers pay so much attention to the personas within their story that they end up neglecting one of the biggest indicators of...