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.
Science-fiction authors Ehsan and Shakil Ahmad explain how they came to write their debut novel Wild Sun: Unbound and how to become comfortable with rejection.
In the last of this article mini-series, WD editor Moriah Richard explains the key components to a hard magic system and gives you some tips on building your own.
Worldbuilding is more than just drawing up a map and traveling from one place to another. In this post, Greta Kelly shows three ways to create tension in worldbuilding, especially as it relates to the various cultures of the world in your novel.
Science fiction author Gerald Brandt explains how this new series explores the genre boundary and how he came to find his newest book's focus.
In the first of a two-part series, WD editor Moriah Richard explains how magic systems exist on a spectrum and gives you some tips on selecting a system that works for you.
Writer and WD editor Moriah Richard shares her top advice to help you fight world-building overwhelm and organize your story.
Former eBay CFO Gary F. Bengier shares his journey to self-publish his debut speculative fiction novel based on his nonfiction philosophy book.
Award-winning crime author Stephanie Kane explains how she builds characters unlike herself and navigates their worlds to create vivid and realistic stories.
WD editor and fantasy writer Moriah Richard shares five unique ways in which writers can use World of Warcraft to better build their worlds—without playing the game.
Dustin Grinnell explains how to—and how not to—write more scientific fiction by analyzing Carl Sagan's “Contact” and the ways it incorporates believable elements that are understandable to laypeople.