Posts Tagged ‘world building’

Breeds of Backstory

March 10th, 2012 No comments

So recently I have been fleshing out the backstory to my current project. Not only that by I have been thinking of ways of cleverly weaving the details into the story proper. I prefer backstory that feeds directly into the main plot, rather than it exist in isolation. But I was having a bit o’ bother.

Suddenly, and while I was thinking of something else entirely (isn’t it always the way), the Tetriminos of writerly inspiration aligned, and four lines of writing impediment disappeared, and I had my answer! Tetris!

I was also reminded that I haven’t written much about backstory on this ‘ere blog o’ mine. Read more…

What Game of Thrones can teach about showing a world

July 16th, 2011 2 comments

I was having a conversation with @thedavidwwright (from the excellent Collective Inkwell) on Twitter last week about the excellent Game of Thrones TV series. I thought it would be worth expanding on it a bit. Read more…