Writing advice tends to be full of 'rules' and 'tips' which are either too broad to be helpful or outright wrong. In On Writing and World building, we will discuss specific and applicable ideas to consider, from effective methods of delivering exposition and foreshadowing, to how communication, commerce, and control play into the fall of an empire.


Part I: Prologues

Part II: The First Chapter

Part III: The Exposition Problem

Part IV: Foreshadowing

Part V: Villain Motivation

Part VI: Hero-Villain Relationships

Part VII: Final Battles

Part VIII: The Chosen One

Part IX: Hard Magic Systems

Part X: Soft Magic Systems

Part XI: Magic Systems and Storytelling


Part XII: Polytheistic Religions

Part XIII: Hidden Magical Worlds

Part XIV: How Empires Rise

Part XV: How Empires Work

Part XVI: How Empires Fall


Part XVII: How I Plan a Novel

Dozens of side notes and extra thoughts on all these wonderful stories

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