The fight against interstellar bigotry requires interstellar questions. In this post, Stef Magister shares 11 questions writers should ask to make their worldbuilding persuasive, immersive, and memorable.
You should never copy anyone else's work ... right? Trained fighter and author Carla Hoch explains why that's not necessarily the case when writing a fight scene.
Debut author Marissa Levien discusses how she always knew what the beginning and the end of her science fiction novel The World Gives Way would be, but that the middle remained elusive.
World-building can be a complicated and extensive task for a writer, especially when you’re on your second or third draft and your story is fully fleshed out. Here are some quick tricks for keeping yourself organized.
Sarah Pinsker, author of the science fiction novel We Are Satellites, shares her top 4 tips for writing a winning science fiction novel.
If your character isn't a trained fighter but the scene calls for a fight, how can you make the scene realistic? Author and trained fighter Carla Hoch has the answers for writers here.
World-building can be an exciting process for the fantasy writer ... but what about when you hit an idea roadblock? Author A.J. Smith has 5 tips for ensuring that you keep your imagination engaged.
Debut author D. Eric Maikranz explains how he connected with his audience after self-publishing his novel The Reincarnationist Papers and what it was like to get that novel picked up by a Hollywood director and traditional publisher later on.
Debut author Christina Sweeney-Baird shares what inspired her to write her speculative fiction novel The End of Men and how humor links all genres.
In this article, WD editor Moriah Richard guides genre writers through the selection and creation of fantastical animals for their world-building.
Fantasy author Sarah Beth Durst gives her top 4 tips for writing an epic fantasy that engages readers and creates a logical and impossible world.
Fantasy author Sarah Beth Durst discusses what inspired her to write her latest epic fantasy novel The Bone Maker, why she doesn't stick to strict outlines, and more.
Bestselling author Nicole Galland gives genre writers 6 expert tips to ground the time travel in their novels for the best reader experience.