As a writer of spec fic, part of worldbuilding is balancing the incredible abilities featured in your world. Whether they be superpowers, magic, or some other supernatural phenomenon, here are five powers that could become a deus ex machina if you’re not careful.
Doing this again, friends, but we’re flipping the genre! Here are 8 sci-fi story plot ideas that don’t involve space.
Sci-fi and fantasy author Kristen Brand guides us through how to create an urban fantasy city!
Common pitfalls that fiction writers make, covering everything from worldbuilding to characters to plot, and how to avoid these mistakes.
Maybe everything is a quest. Hell, I don’t know. But I’m here to gift you beloved noodles with some fantasy plot ideas that are not the traditional “journey to find something and stop the bad guy” quest.
What are some ways to subvert The Chosen One trope in a way that will keep your readers guessing?
When you think of different mythical creatures and monsters, what do they sound like? Here are five great animals that make sounds you could apply to the mythical beings in your world!
Characters should be motivated by something. But what are some bad or overdone character motivations?
A quick list of super helpful writer resources to get the creative juices flowing.
Sometimes the best solution to writer’s block is just to take a new approach.
We see lots of cool jobs in fantasy and sci-fi. But what are some jobs you can’t feature in your next sci-fi or fantasy story that don’t appear as much?
Sometimes we need a little help brainstorming when we write. Here is a list of generators meant to help you break out of that writing slump!
There’s lots of people. Maybe we should represent all of them. But people like to complain. So I’m gonna address some of those complaints.