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Worldbuilding 5: culture


Culture is a slippery concept; it's one of those terms we all know the meaning of until we actually think about it. For the writer, culture can be a two-edged sword: ignore it and your story lacks depth, colour and context; focus too much on it and you risk bamboozling - or worse, boring - your reader into putting the book down.  Read more

Worldbuilding 3: geography and physical location

Geography and physical location

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Worldbuilding 2: the basics of writing fantasy fiction

The basics of writing fantasy fiction

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Worldbuilding 1: character names in fantasy novels

Character names in fantasy novels


One of the more rewarding - and difficult - things about writing a fantasy novel is having the opportunity to create and describe a world different from our own; one where magic is real, where non-human beings interact with us, and where reality has a shape and texture that is anything but mundane.  Read more

Literary magazines with one week's response time

36 literary magazines which respond within a week

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Writing science fiction and fantasy

So you want to write fantasy or science fiction?

You are in good company, as many of the writers who come to WritersServices are writing fantasy, with science fiction as a less popular choice.  Read more

Wonderbook: the Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction – New York: Abrams Image, 2013 | Reviews

The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction

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