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Category: Research and Resources
Here are some resources for building your fabulous worlds, both in constructing things like maps and in developing a world that feels rich and real.
Here are some great resources for some of the science-based quandaries and set ups that occur when writing fiction. Medicine will have it’s own section. Construction of worlds will be included with world building (because I love puns). EarthSkyAll manner of scientific news for us regular folks, includes all things earth (penguins, melting permafrost, wildfires) […]
Do you need tips on researching and writing historical fantasy? Here’s my response to a Tumblr ask on that topic.
Many years ago (in 2000) I was writing a story that took place in a magical analog of China. In an effort to incorporate Chinese culture I did a boatload of research, but you know what I couldn’t find? Clothing. Sure, everyone mention dragon robes, but that was it. And I was pretty sure that […]
At this year’s Marscon (March 2-4,2018), I moderated a panel discussion on resources for speculative fiction writers. I’ll share a bit of our discussion here to tide you over as I prepare several posts (which will all be tagged and available under the resources link in the main menu) with links to tools and essays that may be […]
About three years ago I chopped off my hair with a tanto. For research. And fun. To help other writers who might need to include this in their stories, I recorded the process. This past summer I repeated the exercise with a slightly different technique and a freshly sharpened sword (it’s classified as a large tanto […]