In the fantasy genre, a living, breathing world is as or more important than compelling characters. Here are six tips for understanding the importance of world building in your novel.
When you've got an in idea your head, and you need to tell the story, where do you begin? Use this advice to write a science fiction novel.
If a realistic, believable urban fantasy is more your jam, you have to accomplish something that sounds easier, but isn’t. Here are ways to do it.
Don’t miss your chance to attend WD’s one-of-a-kind Science Fiction & Fantasy Online Writing Conference! On June 25 and 26, Writer’s Digest University will provide expert insights from SEVEN award-winning and best-selling authors on the finer points of how to write within the science fiction and fantasy genres. Spend the weekend learning...
How do you entice readers to try out a new world when everyone already loves the old one? Why start from scratch when the recipe works?
October conjures up images of crackling fires, shivering leaves, the grinning teeth of a jack-o-lantern … and, if you’re a fan of classic horror, that iconic, fanged master of the night, Count Dracula. We feel there’s no better time than October—National Dracula Month—to share some writing tips and techniques that authors can...
You may already know all about this exciting subgenre, but maybe you’ve just heard the term in passing and you’re still not 100% sure what the heck it means, or maybe this style of fiction hasn’t even shown up on your radar yet. It likely has, but you may not realize...
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by Elizabeth Sims
by Elizabeth Sims