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How to Approach Worldbuilding as Problem-Solving

How to Approach Worldbuilding as Problem-Solving

I recently talked with an author who told me she struggles to worldbuild for her own projects and generate all the details, but she loves helping other authors refine their worlds and problem-solve.

Is this you, too? If you’re a problem-solving author and you feel like it takes more energy than it should to generate the initial Continue reading “How to Approach Worldbuilding as Problem-Solving”

My Top 7 Writing Tools

My Top 7 Writing Tools

As we get started in the new year and many of us begin working toward particular writing goals, it seemed a fitting time to share several of the writing tools that I’ve found most useful in my own process, in case they turn out to work well for you also. I’ve sorted them in terms of when I use them in my own writing process, going from Continue reading “My Top 7 Writing Tools”

How Should Christians Write About… Allegorical Religions?

How Should Christians Write About… Allegorical Religions?

One of the earliest installments in this series covered how to write about false religions, those that aren’t even real within your world. But today I want to cover the separate issue of how to write about religions that are designed to reflect the truth of who our God is within the context of a fictional world.

As always, this is intended to be food-for-thought, not the one proper Continue reading “How Should Christians Write About… Allegorical Religions?”

The Value of Fictional “Escape”

The Value of Fictional “Escape”

To continue with the “classics” theme I started last week, I want to talk about the idea of fictional “escape,” and the question of whether or not fiction should be “escapist”/whether or not we ought to read “to escape.” Tolkien covered this well in “On Fairy Stories,” which I’ll quote and which I highly recommend reading in full, but I want to look at a few key points to consider in this discussion for those of you who just want Continue reading “The Value of Fictional “Escape””