Storycrafting

  • 6 Worldbuilding Basics for Speculative Fiction

    Six Worldbuilding Basics for Speculative Fiction

    This month’s blog post is devoted to worldbuilding basics. If you’ve poked around the site, or if you follow me on social media, you probably know my work focuses on science-fiction and fantasy novels. As a result, I spend my days immersed in other worlds and universes dreamt up by some amazing authors. Truth be…

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  • How Going Outside Will Make Your Book Better

    Hi! It’s been a while since I posted on Between the Lines–life has been extraordinarily busy for me these last couple of months and I haven’t had time to blog. However, this new post is brought to you by JT Pledger, a novelist, screenwriter, and copywriter. We connected in the Between the Lines Writer’s Nook,…

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  • How to Utilize Themes in Fiction

    Two of the main reasons we tell stories are to teach lessons and to discuss the human experience. These factors drive the plot of stories across all cultures, and can often be boiled down to a few major themes. Understanding how to use themes in your manuscript will help you bring your writing and message…

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