World building

World-building is one of the cornerstones of successful fantasy writing. It sets the groundwork for your characters, your setting; your story as a whole. It enables the reader to fully engage with the story. In this, world-building isn’t purely about creating a planet or setting, but determining the politics and beliefs of the people, and … Continue reading World building

Alec

California, 2009 “Alright, tomorrow,” Alec called, slapping the top of his friend’s beat-up sedan as he jumped out, the chill of a fall evening greeting him.                 Practice had run late, though he knew his parents wouldn’t mind. He’d sent a message earlier warning them, though he hadn’t received a reply. He adjusted the heavy … Continue reading Alec

Johnathan

Spain, 1712 The chill of winter nipped at Johnathan's nose as he paced quickly between the bustling people on the street. Clutching at his temples, he smiled tightly at those who greeted him, drawing the brim of his hat down to shield his eyes from the harsh light. There was anticipation in the air today. … Continue reading Johnathan