Especially if your story takes place on a fictional world, you'll need to create fictional cultures. J.S. Morin offers some things to consider.

World Building: Creating Fictional Cultures. Especially if your story takes place on a fictional world, you& need to create fictional cultures. Morin offers some things to consider.

Magic systems vary from colorful bears with tummy badges to ritual blood sacrifices. Magic isn't real, so it can be anything we want. But that doesn't mean all magic systems work equally well for stories. ...

How to Create a Rational Magic System

Writers receive lots of advice on making their scenes feel real. Even stranger, your protagonist might not know this. They could think the carnivorous, striped .

just what i wanted after seeing the Ned Stark/Arthur Dayne fight sequence in GoT

just what i wanted after seeing the Ned Stark/Arthur Dayne fight sequence in GoT (swords, martial arts reference)

Top 10 Fantasy Writing Tips From 'Game Of Thrones' Author George R.R. Martin

Top 10 Fantasy Writing Tips From 'Game Of Thrones' Author George R. Martin << George is the man!

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I’ve only seen Twilight, but I think I agree with the Bella Swan thing. Movie Hermione is definitely different from Book Hermione. I kinda fell in love with Book Hermione.

fantasy and steampunk weapons share much more in common with their real-world counterparts than it seems. Here are six tips that transcend reality.

6 Tips for Writing Fantasy Weapons

Does your novel include fantasy weaponry? Here are 6 tips for writing fantasy weapons!

Beginner's Novel Writing Tips by The Novel Factory: Why You Need To Set Up Your Novel Ending In Your Opening Scene

Beginner's Novel Writing Tips by The Novel Factory: Why You Need To Set Up Your Novel Ending In Your Opening Scene. Useful for tightening the opening pages xkx

Great share on characteristics of human evolution influenced by climate, and some related sensitivity issues.

Advicr on characteristics of human evolution influenced by climate, and some related sensitivity issues.

this is actually the best idea I've ever heard

Using lists to build plots for your story. Excellent for initial drafting stages!

World building - questions every author should ask themselves

Want to build an immersive world where your readers can lose themselves? Use these 20 world building questions to make your stories believable.

Great list if you’re looking for characters for flaws. Or if you need to define the ones a character already has.

Great list if you’re looking for characters for flaws. Or if you need to define the ones a character already has.

Sometimes a sychological weakness can hurt others. I am currently writing a story where one of the characters has a psychological weakness that has caused him to hurt others in the past. There's nothing wrong with him morally, which is why he isolated himself in order to keep from hurting anyone else. His want. His Need however, is friendship.

Sometimes a psychological weakness can hurt others.

4 Questions to Ask When Thinking Through Technology (World Building for Writers) | writefortheking.wordpress.com

World Building: 4 Questions to ask When Thinking Through Technology

4 Questions to Ask When Thinking Through Technology (World Building for Writers) | writefortheking.wordpress.com

IM ANGRY BECAUSE THE GRAMMAR AND SPELLING IS COMPLETELY ATROCIOUS AND THIS WAS PAINFUL TO READ BUT ITS REALLY GOOD ADVICE AAAAAHHHH

IM ANGRY BECAUSE THE GRAMMAR AND SPELLING IS COMPLETELY ATROCIOUS AND THIS WAS PAINFUL TO READ BUT ITS REALLY GOOD ADVICE AAAAAHHHH

Creating Cultures in Fiction: 15 Things to Consider. Writing Tips.

Creating Cultures in Fiction: 15 Things to Consider

Fiction writing often requires creating cultures. If done well, not only will your characters have more depth, but so will the world they live in.

How to Write a Book And Get it Published: A Beginner's Guide

How to Write a Book And Get it Published: A Beginner's Guide

Many of these work for non-fiction writing as well. ==> Daily Writing Prompt: "Write Your Own Top 10 Rules for Writing Fiction.

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