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World Building in your Young Adult Novel–Not Just for Fantasy/Paranormal!

When we talk about “world building” in your young adult novel, people often think it only applies to fantasy/paranormal/urban fantasy genres.  But world building is just as important in your realistic fiction novels!  So let’s talk about little bit about world building. What exactly is world building?  It’s more than […]

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A No Stress Guide to World Building

I’m a big believer in a conversational approach to writing a synopsis which frequently is also part of my plotting. I like to use this same  when building a world. So rather than going all left brain and filling out a list, I just sit back and let the ideas […]

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Why Build a World, When You Can Steal One?

No, this is not a post about fan fiction or making a living as a copyright thief. It’s really more of a “write what you know” post or what you can research post. I’ve had two series that required some decent world building. The first, my Unbound series for Harlequin […]

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Easy Tips For Creating a Book or Series Bible

Guest Post by Angelique Armae Below you’ll find steps to creating a ‘Book Bible’ — a binder for keeping track of important threads that weave your work into a marvelous book. 1) GATHER SUPPLIES.  2” or larger three-ring binder (if you want to include blurb, tagline, synopsis and printed copy […]

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Entering other Worlds: Worldbuilding Beyond Fantasy and Science Fiction

Worldbuilding is a term generally applied to the fantasy and science fiction genres, but all great writers use worldbuilding in their craft. As the author of several historical fiction novels, I can attest to the fact that worldbuilding is an important writing strategy, one I use every time I write […]

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