Category Archives: World Builders

Guest post: world-building tips from author K.M. Cooper

Today I welcome another guest to share more tips on world-building, following Craig Munro’s great post from last week. K. M. Cooper is a creative director and self-professed Jacqueline-of-all-trades who specializes in fiction writing and world building. Her first book, Hub City … Continue reading

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A Special Lesson on World-building: with guest author of Bones of the Past, Craig Munro

Today I’m thrilled to welcome a special guest to the blog — Craig Munro, author of the newly released The Bones of the Past, a dark fantasy epic in the flavor of Steven Erikson. Craig has been my guest before … Continue reading

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How to Invent a Fantasy/Sci-Fi Race: with guest author Randy Ellefson

Today I’d like to welcome Randy Ellefson, author world-building reference guide Creating Life, to speak to us on the art of creating new species for our Fantasy or Sci-Fi works. Take it away, Randy! Creating a fantasy or SF species/race is … Continue reading

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5 lessons to improve your world-building: with guest Susan K. Hamilton

Continuing our series of guest posts, Susan K. Hamilton, the author of Shadow King, brings us some important tips to make your world-building great. Fantasy and fiction author Susan K. Hamilton published her first fantasy novel—DARKSTAR RISING—through Xlibris in 2003. The … Continue reading

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World-building hidden meanings and messages into fantasy, with guest Laura E. Thompson

I am pleased to welcome Laura E. Thompson to the blog to contribute another great article on fantasy world-building. Laura has recently published her first book, the Burden of Destiny, which you can discover in more detail below. Laura E. Thompson … Continue reading

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Steps to becoming a great fantasy world-builder: guest Viel Nast

For those who saw my recent call for guest posts on fantasy topics, today I’m excited to share the first article on world-building, from author Viel Nast. Viel celebrates the recent release of his book, Savage Swords: The Great Old Ones … Continue reading

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4 Steps to Make Your Fantasy Map Great

This last November I kicked off what I called “world-building season” here on the blog, and today I’d like to pick up with one of the posts I promised to touch upon. Today’s topic is one that’s close to my … Continue reading

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