One of the most frequent questions I get asked is how I come up with my ideas. I hadn’t thought about it much because usually they just come and then my pen responds in kind. But that doesn’t help the novice writer out too much.
In fact, I often find myself wondering the same thing about the greats: Robin Cook, Stephen King, and the JD Rob types (whom I haven’t read much of but I do respect). I mention these few because they come out with different types of books — not just selling one mega story such as Game of Thrones or Harry Potter. It’s much simpler to continue a story that has begun, but more difficult to create fresh characters and a fresh new plotline that people still want to read. Continue reading →
I would like to post one more thing about world building since I took Friday off. I’d like to keep a promise that I made early on that I would show the importance of world building to all fiction writers. Keep in mind that these topics will be explored in even more detail later on, but these posts have merely been introductions to topics. Continue reading →
This is a high five to the fantasy / sci-fi writers out there. It really doesn’t matter what kind of fiction you’re writing, this will help anyone who is stuck on world building. I’ll explain how this helps any fiction writer later this week. But follow this thread, and the rest will make more sense later.