World building is endlessly fascinating. And, sadly, can become a big black hole that saps your energy and time, and as result, your story doesn’t ever seem to get out into the world. You know, just one more nuance to get right, a backstory detail to figure out. And...
Ever feel a need to do a course correction? Good. So do I. This website/blog is one of them. I love this website/blog. Visually, it’s very nice. I like what I learned about website building working on it. But the blog process I was following was taking up too...
What is the purpose of story? Why do you love the stories that you do? Stories help you escape, get a new perspective, discover that you’ve been hiding from a problem, and so much more.
How much more story do you nee to stick with a story? More story helps you get to know characters -- like moving from being acquaintances to becoming friends.
The stories we love include fabulous worlds. Naming a story world to capture its’ essence has its challenges and potential solutions.
Stories that use real world environments feel more real. Using a real planet can add to that sense of realness. Listed are criteria used to identify potential planets within a real star system.
How super heroes and their secret identities is similar to authors and their pen name are interesting. Exceptions: Jessica Jones, for example.