What’s In a Name? Choosing Character Names

So, you have your plot. Now, you need the names of your characters. But which ones do you choose? There are millions of names already out there, not even considering the weird and wacky original names you could come up with in your semi-demented brain. Where do you even start? As I have said on … Continue reading What’s In a Name? Choosing Character Names

Creating Realistic Political Systems in Fantasy Worlds

Since yesterday was the 2017 presidential inauguration (as of when I am posting this article on 1/21/17), I think this is the perfect time to talk about creating a realistic, political system in a fantasy world. I want to address different complexities of creating a political system that many writers either ignore or do not … Continue reading Creating Realistic Political Systems in Fantasy Worlds

How to Write a One-Of-A-Kind Novel

If you, like me, read a lot more than is probably good for your health, you will probably have noticed that there are a lot of books that are very similar to each other, whether modern or classic. Just go to your library or local bookstore and pick up five random romance novels or thrillers … Continue reading How to Write a One-Of-A-Kind Novel