4-Year Blogiversary

This post is late, since I was gone when we actually passed my blog’s anniversary, but August 2nd marks the 4th year of this blog in its functional state. After being away from the internet all summer, I have a renewed appreciation for the fact that God has blessed me with this blog and with the passion for writing and with an audience that finds value in what He’s given me to say. In the past year Continue reading “4-Year Blogiversary”

Coming of Age Themes in a Fantasy World

Coming of Age Themes in a Fantasy World

Welcome to another worldview and worldbuilding post! This one is on coming of age themes specifically in fantasy. Namely, what ought coming of age themes look like in a fantasy world? What overlaps should they have with real-world coming of age themes, and how should they differ? So let’s get into it! Continue reading “Coming of Age Themes in a Fantasy World”

More than a Trope: Examples of Subverted Tropes from a Christian Perspective

More than a Trope: Examples of Subverted Tropes from a Christian Perspective

Tropes can be a powerful storytelling tool, but so often they’re overused and misused. Today I want to look at some trope examples that irk me personally (and/or that I’ve heard friends complain about) and provide some suggestions for how they could be subverted and given more thematic impact, especially according to a judeo-Christian worldview.

Strong Female Character

We all know this one. The girl who’s as strong as any guy, hides her emotions, and just generally could be swapped out for a guy except we need to empower women. By… telling them Continue reading “More than a Trope: Examples of Subverted Tropes from a Christian Perspective”

50 Worldbuilding Prompts

50 Worldbuilding Prompts

Welcome to another worldbuilding post! Today, I wanted to share with you a list of worldbuilding prompts (in no particular order) that I’ve used when developing Deseran, specifically, that have helped me delve into some of the beliefs and the details of various cultures I’ve built, beyond the basics. Many of these I came up with myself; others I got from other lists and found helpful. Continue reading “50 Worldbuilding Prompts”

World Anvil Review – My 5 Favorite Features

World Anvil Review – My 5 Favorite Features

I mention World Anvil a lot. World Anvil is one of my favorite worldbuilding tools, and I think there’s a lot to love about it, but today I want to specifically review five of my favorite World Anvil features. (I wasn’t compensated in any way to write this article. I just really love this tool.) Continue reading “World Anvil Review – My 5 Favorite Features”