National Indie Author Day: Sci-Fi/Dystopian Giveaway

National Indie Author Day: Sci-Fi/Dystopian Giveaway

Last but not least for this year we have a giveaway for folks who enjoy sci-fi and dystopian stories! The lucky winner will receive a copy of Azalei’s Riders by Miranda Marie, a copy of Malfunction by J.E. Purrazzi, and a signed bookplate from each author!

I have a review of Azalei’s Riders for those interested. I don’t have a review of Malfunction, but it’s Continue reading “National Indie Author Day: Sci-Fi/Dystopian Giveaway”

National Indie Author Day: Contemporary Giveaway

National Indie Author Day: Contemporary Giveaway

For those who prefer their fiction set in the real world, I’ve got a contemporary giveaway going on! Enter to win a print copy of each Love and the Sea and Everything In Between by Brian McBride and 100 Days of Sunlight by Abbie Emmons!

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able Continue reading “National Indie Author Day: Contemporary Giveaway”

National Indie Author Day: Fantasy Giveaway

National Indie Author Day: Fantasy Giveaway

I am so excited to bring you the first National Indie Author Day giveaway for this year! We’re kicking things off with fantasy, since that’s my personal favorite, and I’m giving away some great indie fantasy books. I have a copy of Colors of Fear by Hannah Heath, Steward Stories by Beth Wangler, and Women of Kern: Book One by Maris McKay, and one lucky winner will receive all three, plus Continue reading “National Indie Author Day: Fantasy Giveaway”

Sanderson’s Third Law: When Should You Create a New World?

Sanderson’s Third Law: When Should You Create a New World?

If you’re constantly coming up with new story ideas, you might also come up with a lot of different settings in which to set those stories. The question is, at what point is it appropriate to create a whole new world and when should you just build on whatever you already have?

Sanderson’s Third Law of Magic states,

“Expand what you already have before you add something new.”

Now, these are Sanderson’s Laws of Magic. He has magic systems in mind. But this one, at least, is applicable to much of writing and today I want to explore how it interacts with worldbuilding as a whole.

Why to Expand First

First off, why is Sanderson’s Third Law good advice for worldbuilding as a whole?

For one thing, it makes worldbuilding Continue reading “Sanderson’s Third Law: When Should You Create a New World?”