Hi, I’m Kara
Welcome to my blog! I’m a 20-something fiction writer and freelance writer.
On this website, I share my experiences and tips I’ve picked up about fiction writing, particularly in the fantasy genre.
I want to help other writers create immersive and believable worlds in their writing.
Want to learn how to build a fantasy world? Take a look at my Fantasy Fiction section.
In ‘real life’, I’m a freelance writer. If you want to learn more about freelance writing and working for yourself, head over to the Real Life section.
Recent Blog Posts
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.
After months and months of working on my first draft, I’ve finally finished. This post will focus on the re–plot and editing process.
A recent trip to Luxembourg and Germany highlighted the importance of communication and language in fantasy world building.
A story bible is a resource that you create that contains all the information you need to write your novel. Here’s why all fantasy writers should make one.
Is your fantasy world different enough from others? It’s important to be aware of common tropes used in your genre so that you can do something about them.
When I decided to take on the task of building a fantasy world, I didn’t know where to start. Here is my process so far and what’s worked for me.