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Approaches to World-Building

There is lots of #SFF writing about world-building. This could be called “meta-writing”: writing about the process of writing. Distinct from criticism, or writing about the product of writing.

I searched around for a while until I finally tracked down this:

Drake and McTrowell

Spent the weekend with the authors of the Drake & McTrowell series. Learned more about readings and appearances. See the Handy Book of Important Acquaintances.

Also important, see The Clockwork Oracle

Chop That Out, Too

The chapter is — viewed from a distance — a lot of little things. Some of them are potentially important. But. Do they all belong in a chapter as part of the primary narrative structure, or are they incidental things that might be told as recollections?

 © F. L. Stevens 2019