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Believable Writing: The Texture of a Place

now playing on my MacBook: All Night by Big Boi (thanks to my thirteen-year-old) Hello writers and readers! Do you ever find yourself reading an especially awesome book and realize you FEEL like you are ACTUALLY there? Usually, that’s due to … Continue reading

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Fantasy Worlds I’m Loving

currently playing on my iPod: Nature Boy (acoustic) by Aurora You know the feeling when a story grips you by the hair and yanks you into a world you can’t stop thinking about? That’s how I feel about some fantasy … Continue reading

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Worldbuilding: Create a Historical Background

currently playing on my laptop: Cruel World by Phantogram Recently, Tehlor Kinney (@tehlorkay) tweeted about the importance of worldbuilding with careful consideration to the background on such cultural topics as food, clothing, and so forth. It was a great thread … Continue reading

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Worldbuilding Info Sheet for Writers

currently playing on my laptop: Unsteady by X Ambassadors Happy Sunday, all!! I made something for you! When you sketch out a new setting for a fantasy novel, you may want to get the nitty gritties down on paper. These … Continue reading

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Writing Tips: What to Do with Your Idea

currently playing on my laptop: Positron by Palace Winter Time for another Saturday WRITING TIPS video! In this one, I give you some ways to go with your story idea. This is such a fun part of the writing process. … Continue reading

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Folk Songs from Everywhere

One of the big reasons I write fantasy is so that I have an outlet for my love of everything culture. Lately, I’ve been on a big folk song kick.  With regards to writing, folk songs are a great way … Continue reading

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Worldbuilding in a Postcard

currently playing on my laptop: Way Down We Go by Kaleo My parents uncovered a postcard collection gathered from both sides of the family, with many pieces from the early 1900s. That’s a lot of years ago, people! The old pictures, … Continue reading

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Worldbuilding: What does your world want?

currently playing on my laptop: I’m Shipping Up to Boston by Dropkick Murphys I’ve noticed something. The stories that cling to me like dark, wildflower-scented honey are housed in living worlds. Huh? you say. Alisha, you may need to shove … Continue reading

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Worldbuilding: Don’t Walk All Over the Possibilities

currently playing on my iPod: This House Is Not For Sale by Ryan Adams Travel feeds the worldbuilding in my fantasy writing. Walking through foreign markets, clicking pics in cathedrals completed in varying centuries, studying historically significant homes, strolling among … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget to Live: Worldbuilding is Being

currently playing on my iPod: Blood Sings by Suzanne Vega I don’t always do writery posts, but today I’m feeling it. So to those who follow for travelish   thoughts, my apologies. I say I’m feeling it, because I am. I … Continue reading

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