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Why Should I Build a World?

So why should you bother to expend all the effort and energy needed to create a fictional world?

Only a small fraction of what you create is going to be seen in the story. What does it matter that 300 years before the story even starts that a group of people tried to stage a religious uprising and convert the world to dandelion worshippers? (All hail the mighty fluff! Stare in awe as it floats on the wind to propagate a new generation!)

Have you read the Lord of the Rings? Or a Song of Fire and Ice?

Both feel rich and vibrant because the world around the story has been fleshed out. It’s not just a prop for the characters to walk past or through. It’s almost a character in its own right!

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Current News

I’m excited to unveil the bookmarks for Legend’s Legacy–created by the amazing Pia Reyes.


The bookmarks will only be available through special promotions, contests, and giveaways. The first such opportunity will be in June–but you’ll need to be following me on Tumblr.

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