The ‘how to’s’ of world-building

Good info here.

Richie Billing

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“I propose to speak about fairy-stories, though I am aware that this is a rash adventure. Faërie is a perilous land, and in it are pitfalls for the unwary and dungeons for the overbold.”

J.R.R. Tolkien

We read stories to become lost in new and unexplored worlds, ones filled with possibilities, mysteries, and oddities.  The world in which a story is set is important to any tale, particularly so when it comes to science fiction and fantasy.

This post will first explore the how to’s of world-building, and then the how to’s of revealing your crafted world through the story.

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Support National Author’s Day

Want to support an author on National Author’s Day? Well how about picking up one of my new releases, reading them, and leaving reviews. Or even as a gift. The holidays are upon us.

For the drama lover in your life:

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In the grand scheme of things, Sheridan Malcolm has it all: a nice quiet life, a loving family and a successful contracting business. But beneath the pitter patter of little feet, thoughts of his past intrude upon his peace of mind. There is still a missing piece to the puzzle, one that he is not sure he is ready to face. Amira Malcolm stands by her husband in any endeavor he opts to undertake. When he is called away on business, her world is thrust into utter chaos. Her friends tell her they’ve seen Sheridan with other women and Amira doesn’t know what to think. Discovering she is pregnant, she tries to put the rumors to rest for the sake of her marriage and her unborn child. The pregnancy news comes as a shock to Sheridan, especially when the dates aren’t adding up. And with the accusations his wife is throwing his way, Sheridan starts to ask questions of his own. His mother always told him to keep his friends close and his family even closer. Could it be that someone from his past is sabotaging his future and if so, how far will they go to ruin his life?

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And inf you happen to love the darker side of life, my alter ego wants in on the sharing Author day as well:

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In a carefully orchestrated set of events, Dakota Naverro finds herself face-to-face with Nicolay Constantine–a six-hundred year old Vampyre who seeks new meaning in his cumbersome existence and struggles to emerge from the dark shadows of his world.  Through her innocence, he pegs Dakota as the one entity who could guide his way back to the light.

But, there are darker things from darker days–closely guarded truths, lurking and threatening the pair.  Will Nicolay find his Dakota in time or will many lifetimes of lies be his downfall…and hers?

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Release Day with NANO on the horizon!!!

Aziza_Sphinx_KToday is officially release day!!!! My alter ego Aziza Sphinx is at it again. Get your taste of the darker side. http://www.azizasphinx.com

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Ready for Release?

Who wants a taste of the darker side of life?

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SORMAG Online Book Festival

I’m a participating author for SORMAG’s Online Book Festival. Join me for three days of book fun.

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Word of Warning

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The path to the left will lead you right

but travel this way only by night.

Dare not speak to the watcher on the wall

for one word his way will be your downfall

Ten paces north a clearing you’ll see

make hast through the grass to escape the beast

Cross through the veil

Your new you’ve found

to go back to home you must make your rounds.

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Come see me on October 14th

I am officially on the list for Indie Author day at the Clayton County public library main branch. Come check me out and get your autographed copies of my books including Doubletake!!!

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