Tag: Evergreen

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 originally compensated to write this article, but I’ve since become an affiliate for World Anvil and therefore receive a commission if you sign up for a paid subscription, at no additional cost to you.) Continue reading “World Anvil Review – My 5 Favorite Features”

My Top 5 Worldbuilding Tools

My Top 5 Worldbuilding Tools

I talk a lot about worldbuilding, and today I want to share with you five tools that I’ve found helpful for organizing and inspiring my worldbuilding and that hopefully will be a help to you, too!

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WorldAnvil

Yes, I’m talking about WorldAnvil* again, because it’s an amazing tool and the developers are awesome and Continue reading “My Top 5 Worldbuilding Tools”

Alpha-Readers vs. Beta-Readers

Alpha-Readers vs. Beta-Readers

A question that comes up a lot in the writing groups I’m part of is the question of what alpha-readers and beta-readers do. What’s the difference? What is the purpose of each? Today, I wanted to tackle those questions and help you understand how best to work with each group. Continue reading “Alpha-Readers vs. Beta-Readers”