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The Payoff of Finding the “Just So” Word

In the normal course of world-building, we writers often come up with cool cultures and institutions and then cast about, looking for the perfect word or name to describe them….

It takes a village. Or is that a hamlet?

How far apart should villages be in a quasi-Medieval environment? How many bakers are needed to support a town of 800 people? How many fishmongers? Ropemakers? And what other kinds…

Build Worlds Ripe With Stories

I often hear beginning writers lament that they’ve built their world, but don’t seem to have any good ideas for stories.¬†Excuse me? You mean you’ve built an entire world but…