For Character Driven Fantasy, Start With World-building

Filed under notes to self. During my planning for this year's NaNoWriMo novel it occurred to me I have developed a process for honing in on characters, and it starts with world-building. Process Create a physical world: whether it is the real world, a secondary world, or a nebulous astral plane, knowing what the large… Continue reading For Character Driven Fantasy, Start With World-building

Goals, To-do Lists, Productivity, and Creativity

The first rule of writing is to write. There are a bunch of other rules about how to do it. The last rule of writing is, to write. I know I am not alone in suffering from the Shiny Object Syndrome. I have told myself often when I’m working on an outline, or sketching scenes… Continue reading Goals, To-do Lists, Productivity, and Creativity