Tag: ideas

Playing God: Establishing your WIP world’s geography

When conducting world-building for your fantasy WIP, it is absolutely essential that you understand the world’s geography. It’s different from ours, after all! In today’s Playing God post, I explore the reasons for establishing geographical features, some important considerations, and give a sneak peak at the geography in my own fantasy world! →

Playing God: Developing a magic system

Magic is one of the key elements in fantasy fiction, and developing an interesting yet consistent system is a vital step in world-building for any fantasy novel involving magic. In today’s Playing God post, I explore the main types of magic, some important considerations, and give a sneak peak at the system in my own WIP! →

How to make a fantasy map with GIMP

At the end of September, I put up online a map I had created for my WIP fantasy series Graceborn. I was touched by everyone’s enthusiasm and I received a LOAD of questions about how I made it. So here it is—the post I promised on how to make a fantasy map using GIMP!! >>

The delicate art of naming characters

Choosing names for our characters is no easy task. We want them to be memorable, meaningful, and representative of the story we’re trying to tell. Here, I share how I name my characters, and some of the tips and tricks I’ve picked up during my writing journey. >>