Jon Snow, Sauron, Gandalf, Jorah Mormont, Bilbo… Those are examples of well-remembered names that genius authors have created. Names are important, for it’s the thing that serves as a bridge to the character’s core, but why is it so hard to create unique names that your readers will remember? If you’ve struggled with names, don’t … Continue reading How To Name Characters And How To Do It Well
Mental health is an extremely important thing. Depression and other issues can drag almost anyone to deep waters, where they can’t see the light of the future. This can lead to destructive events, even death. These are some of the reasons I decided to do my part in the fight against depression, by writing a … Continue reading Mental Health And The Healing Power Of Fantasy
What makes a character a good character? What is it that makes us feel their feelings and get attached to their story? There are many views on this subject and I don’t think there’s just one right answer. But I do believe that in order for a character to be a good and intriguing character, … Continue reading How To Create Intriguing And Lively Characters
Writer's Block is one of, if not the most annoying and difficult thing to overcome as a writer. Defeating this mighty and elusive foe requires you to keep your mind sharp and strong, but this can be easier said than done. During the stressing writing process, writer's block may be able to sneak into your mind … Continue reading How To Defeat Writer’s Block│3 Tips For Making Great Writing Progress!
Myths, gods, creation stories... they are an important element in fantasy, yet not all stories need to explore these things. If you're going the Tolkien route though, you can be sure you have to figure these things out! But don't grieve, for I'm here to help you with your journey! So go, take a cup … Continue reading Myths and Gods. How to write about the creation of the world. How to worldbuild #2
Nations are important to a fantasy setting. The conflict between different empires and kingdoms can give the story a vast scale, while also providing challenges for the protagonists...
I've done A LOT of worldbuilding in my current project. I've crafted languages, nations, races, and history for almost five years now and when I started, I had no idea how to organize all the information! I basically stored it all into my head and pieces of paper, but I never had one place where I could find everything I've made.