The Beginner’s Guide to Creating a Universe Part 4: Technology

This is a continuation of my multi-part listicle on world building. If you want to read the other parts, click here. Technology is a subject of incredible depth in storytelling and world building. Technology, at any level of sophistication, is likely to play a role in your story, and it must be accounted for whenContinue reading “The Beginner’s Guide to Creating a Universe Part 4: Technology”

The Beginner’s Guide to Creating a Universe Part 3: Titles and Naming Conventions

This is a continuation of my multi-part listicle on world building. If you want to read the other parts, in which I cover my experiences and opinions on language and time as they pertain to world building, click here. Oboro Dono. Herr Schindler. Agent Bond. Princess Cirilla. Warrant Officer Ripley. Moiraine Sedai. Detective Holmes. LordContinue reading “The Beginner’s Guide to Creating a Universe Part 3: Titles and Naming Conventions”

The Beginner’s Guide to Creating a Universe Part 2: A Matter of Time

This is a continuation of my multi-part listicle on world building. If you want to read part one, in which I cover my experiences and opinions on language as it pertains to world building, click here. Referencing Time I place time in ninth place among my strata of world-building considerations, just above language, because timeContinue reading “The Beginner’s Guide to Creating a Universe Part 2: A Matter of Time”

The Beginner’s Guide to Creating A Universe Part 1: Language

While attending college, one of my professors gave the class an assignment and provided us with an exhaustive form for worldbuilding that we had to fill out in its entirety to get top marks. I won’t be sharing that with you here, because first: I’m sure it was proprietary in some way, and second: itContinue reading “The Beginner’s Guide to Creating A Universe Part 1: Language”

Making History

Historical fiction is the genre of writing that fictionalizes events in an historical era of Earth. In works of historical fiction, expect to find actors—be they historically grounded or entirely original—actively participating in events of historical significance, or living their stories with an historical event prominent in the background. Think about how the movie TheContinue reading “Making History”