Write about monsters and the fantastic. Ask me how!
What is it with writing about vampires and the supernatural?
Undead bloodsuckers have evolved from monster, to empathetic villain, to outright revenant hero. No need to explain the fascination with vampires, just explain the rules. And what are the rules? You decide. Every novel begins with the suspension of disbelief and it’s up to you to build a compelling world that fits your story, be it paranormal, fantasy, or historical. What are the elements of world-building? The physical? People and customs? What about magic? How much detail is needed? We’ll review vampires and other supernatural creatures and use exercise prompts to study how to use the elements of world-building.
How can you make that weird world of yours seem super-cool? How do you create a setting that a reader can recognize but isn't riddled in clichés
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for special insights into Vampires and World-Building, March 1-31, 2012. Fangs up, everybody!
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