World Building

As an avid sci-fi/fantasy reader (and writer) the way in which fictional landscapes are created has always been of particular interest to me. Exploring the techniques of various authors, who wrote in various time periods and genres, was one of my main purposes when I was starting this blog. I’ll continue adding to this page as I do more research, both links to my own posts and (eventually) some outside resources.

World-Building Analyses
Deep Space Nine (part 1)
Deep Space Nine
(part 2)
(part 1)
(part 2)
The Epic of Gilgamesh

General writing advice
Negotiating with the Dead: Margaret Atwood on Writing
The Wisdom of C.S. Lewis

Posts on mythology
Ye Gods! #1: Death Gods
Ye Gods! #2: Harvest Gods

Posts on POV and voice
Stranger Things: Through the Eyes of Children

Posts on technology
Becoming Human: The AI in Star Trek