How to Build a Fantasy World: Realistic and Immersive Worldbuilding
I'm guessing no one’s jumping for joy thinking about mining or trade routes. You’d rather be building your magic system, drawing maps or creating brand new magical species. I get it, but if you’re here, the chances are you’re looking for ways to make your world feel...
While there's still the books to come, I wanted to write a special post today about the recent and final season of HBO's A Game of Thrones. This is a series that has won the hearts of millions worldwide. Somehow, this tale of magic, dragons and castles became the most...
For some reason, travelling is a huge part of the fantasy genre. Look at Lord of the Rings, The Wheel of Time, A Song of Ice and Fire and so on. Fantasy authors just can't help themselves. Someone's got to go somewhere. I think one of the reasons for this is that we...
We’re always told write what you know, but what if you’re writing about fantasy and magic? Here’s how to write what you know when writing fantasy.
Fantasy writers love tons of characters. So, if you need to keep track of characters in your novel, I’ve got some tips that have helped me.
Religion – never has there been such a divisive topic in the world. If you want to use religion as a source of conflict in your fantasy novel, read on.
Religion is a huge part of our world and if you’re using it in your fantasy novel, it may be a daunting subject to approach. Here are my tips to get you started.
You can waste so much time trying to make everything perfect in your fantasy world. Here’s why perfection is overrated in your fantasy world
That shiny new world you’ve been working on for years – be careful to avoid info dumping your fantasy novel into oblivion!
“Fantasy is easy, you can say whatever”. This post goes into why fantasy is not always that simple. Can you really write whatever you want in fantasy?
What’s history got to do with a made-up place? History can inform and inspire our world building choices to add texture to a world and make it feel real.
A recent trip to Luxembourg and Germany highlighted the importance of communication and language in fantasy world building.