• How much more story do you need to stick around?

    How much more story do you need or want to remain engaged with the story? That “more story” usually relates to relationships. It helps us get to know the character in different contexts and with different people. In some ways, a character becomes an old friend because we’ve come...

  • Naming a story world: Examples to consider

    The stories we love include fabulous worlds. Naming a story world to capture its’ essence has its challenges. Different criteria for naming a story world are examined. These ways at looking at the naming of a story world are illustrated with examples of stories I love. Perhaps you love...

  • Using a real planet for a story: Criteria to consider

    Stories that use real world environments feel more real. Using a real planet can add to that sense of realness. Listed are criteria that I used to identify potential planets within a real star system. This will help me better define the environment of my story world.