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Writing Tips: Avoiding Bad WorldbuildingOne of the first mistakes that a writer of speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, or supernatural horror) makes is front-loading every little bit of information of their world that they painstakingly made. One of the last mistakes that a writer of speculative fiction makes is giving stupid details of their world, unknowingly retconing things, and explaining things that don't need explaining because this usually ends their career or irreparably damages a franchise. Today's lesson is about "bad worldbuilding" because the hardest part of actually creating a fictional world is giving too much detail.MrEnter
This one is going to be different for different types of media. For example, most television shows have a build-as-you-go kind of feel (think Fairly Odd Parents), while a series of novels is usually planned out from the beginning. As an aside, if you're planning out an entire series of novels, make sure that at least the very first one can stand completely on its own to the point where
How to never get writers blockx--Lurid--x
1. Realize what you like, and write it down. Really, its as simple as that. All you have to do is, when you go "hey, I like this movie/show/book" break down as to why you like it and write it down. Even if you just like one scene in a movie, write it down; that way if you are ever stuck, just read the list over for inspiration. Here are a few examples:
How To Write a Novel a Monthx--Lurid--x
So you want to write a novel in a month? Well its not impossible. Many great authors have done it, and you can too. Its hard at some points and might make you want to give up, but don't. It will be worth it to be able to tell your friends and family "I wrote a novel."
You are all probably familiar with Nanowrimo, right? If not, its a month where thousands of people try write a book within that time limit, but national writers month is not the only month where this can happen. However, if you are using November a a date to start, here is a quick guide to get ready:
Research, Research, Research!
So you know what time period you want to write in? Then research like crazy! Research clothes, vehicles, horses, weapons, anything and everything that could or might end up in your story. This way you can write confidently/help yourself fall better into the story. Trying to research is a quick way to end up surfing the web, so get all your research done
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Hi! I am PetLoverSpy, PLS for short.
I am a girl (if you hadn't guessed), sixteen years old and my life and whole future basically goes around writing and drawing. My mom homeschooles me and my fifteen-year old brother, giving me enough time to write my series Twelve Element Clans, of which the first volume has been published already (Journey to my Heart). I love fantasy and animals, which is usually what I write and draw about. I'm generally crazy and absent-minded, and was introduced to DeviantArt by my good friend Murph /snuggles
Some random stuff about me: I sit behind my computer all-day long and when I start laughing, I can't stop for another five minutes. I have four of the cutest kitties in the world and a sweet but too playful teenage pup Woolfie, which I talk to all-day long. I often end up wandering through the house forgetting what I was going to do and I tend to forget to brush my hair. Me and my brother are best friends for life, and our random conversations often result in brilliant plot ideas. I am an extreme perfectionist and you will rarely see me love my own drawings, more often criticize them until everyone becomes annoyed with me.