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World-building: What Makes for a Great Fantasy Setting?

Welcome to November, and the “change of season” here on EFW. I hope you enjoyed our tour of crossing genres in fantasy. For the next few months, we’re going to explore the topic of world-building and what makes a great … Continue reading

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Atmosphere of Culture – by Melissa Berg

Today, author Melissa Berg returns to talk about creating an atmosphere for your fantasy novel that is real and immersive. Want to know why real experiences are essential? Read on to find out how just one past experience gave her … Continue reading

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Dragon Pros Vs. Cons, by Andrew Wood

Today, I’d like to explore the two most common types of dragon seen in fantasy fiction, and take a look at the benefits, or problems, they can cause in a story. In all of fantasy, whether it be High, Low … Continue reading

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World Builders — Jay Lockwood

Welcome back to World Builders, with another peek behind the world building process of a fantasy writer — Jay Lockwood. Dyslexic. Queer. Nerd. Writer. A former retail manager and convention organizer, JAY LOCKWOOD aspires to live a stress free existence. … Continue reading

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World Builders — Zachary Linville

In today’s new installment of World Builders, I’m proud to welcome the Zachary Tyler Linville, whose book, Welcome to Deadland is leading the Nerdist Collection Contest with more than 700 copies pre-ordered! Zachary Tyler Linville is a graduate from The … Continue reading

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World Builders — Paul Inman and Patrick Ryerson

World Builders resumes again with another co-author team — Paul Inman and Patrick Ryerson. Patrick Ryerson was born in Livonia, MI about 18 miles from downtown Detroit. He moved to Myrtle Beach, SC at the age of 13 where he … Continue reading

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World Builders — Fantasy Author Randy Ellefson

Welcome to the first installment in my new World Builders series, where I’ll be exploring the aspect I love most about epic fantasy: the process of creating a believable and immersive imaginary world. Over the next several months, I will … Continue reading

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