Poetry & Flash Fiction, World-building

Serarkini, The White Phoenix at the End of the World- A fictional poem

The poem below is written from the perspective of a fictional character for the purpose of worldbuilding in a larger story. I often write poetry to practice perspective taking with my characters, and to help build my understanding of their personalities, inner thoughts, and struggles.   Will fire reign upon us? Will fire reign upon… Continue reading Serarkini, The White Phoenix at the End of the World- A fictional poem

Literary Citizenship, World-building

World-building 101: Skills for Writing Worlds Your Readers Will Remember

What is World-Building and Why Do I Need It? In the worlds of speculative fiction (fantasy, sci-fi, etc) we hear this term a lot, but what exactly is World-building? To put it simply, world-building it building a  structure or framework for society, culture, and environment that feels real. Even if your genre is dealing with… Continue reading World-building 101: Skills for Writing Worlds Your Readers Will Remember