Especially for sci-fi and fantasy writers, creating a convincing world is key for immersing readers in your story. The world is the backdrop for your entire narrative, and a truly well-developed world will play a role in the characters’ journeys and drive the story’s conflict.
But world building can be intimidating for new writers. I have to create an entire universe? Yes, it’s a difficult task. But it’s also a lot of fun! You get to create something entirely unique, the perfect home for your characters. What would Harry Potter be without the wizarding world? Or Riddley Walker without the post-apocalyptic world? Let’s talk about how to get started and the most important aspects to consider during world building. ...
20 questions and a selfie: A day in the life of Dani Dixon, comic book creator and founder of Tumble Creek Press
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"The very first 'real' book that I ever read was a 1957 children’s novel penned by Edward Ormondroyd. The title was 'David and the Phoenix.' I loved the book. It made me cry .... After reading about David and his adventures with the Phoenix, the gloves were off. I decided to try my own hand at the creative act of will called writing, and I discovered that I enjoyed it very much."Read More
An award-winning writer, Lira is president of Northeast Texas Writers Organization and editor of the group's newsletter, With Pen in Hand. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and belongs to a number of critique groups. Lira's children's picture books, There's a Lump in My Bed and Forests for the Children, are available on the iPad through Flyingbooks.me with a third, Move it! Move it!, in production. When Lira is not writing, you may find her riding horses in the Texas backcountry.Read More