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5 Tips On World Building: Part 1
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World-building, for me, is one of the biggest things about fantasy.  It has, in many cases, saved a book from sucking.  Conversely, poor world-building can drag a brilliant plot and excellent characterization down.  What is world-building?  It is consistency of logic and the new rules that you introduce as part of the story.  Easy to say, hard to do.  World-building, in good fantasy, more often than not, provides some kind of critical plot point.  (If it doesn't, that's okay, but really good fantasy usually takes an established rule and gives it story stakes.)  
Examples?  Phillip Pullman establishes the rule of daemons in his His Dark Materials trilog
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  • Listening to: The sweet sound of procrastination
After remembering that this site exists, I skimmed through my old journal entries on a whim. Damn, I sure did talk a lot. And the memes. The horrible memes. It's almost appalling.

I think by now it's pretty obvious I've ditched dA, what with not posting in over a year, and having all of my deviations in storage. But I was curious, anyway. Who's still around? Anyone? I cleared my massive inbox of terror so I'm not sure what you guys've been up to. I'd like to find out. Yeah. That's pretty much it.

Journals are weird now.


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WingDiamond Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:sing: Where Are You?  Where Where Where Where?
MistyKoopa Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! =D :iconcakeplz:
WingDiamond Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:above: What he said!
rad-puppeteersketch Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You deleted everything....

StriderWG Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Whoops! Haven't been here in forever! Well, everything is just in storage for now. :)
rad-puppeteersketch Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah okay! xD

(I couldn't get the hang of Tumblr enough to use it a lot so I'll just stay here) O.O
rad-puppeteersketch Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG, three versions of me on your comments... xD
03Ngriff Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artist

i did your meme, thought id send you a copy sorry if its in the wrong place or whatever, and thankyou :)
AlchemistKeiko Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
AFKeiko was here.
StriderWG Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Oh, hello! Thanks for the watch.
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