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5 World Building Aspects You Might be Forgetting | Good world building makes a fictional world feel real and lived in. You don't need to tell the reader everything. You just need to make them feel like you've thought of everything. Read the full post at jackalediting.com

5 World Building Aspects You Might be Forgetting

Good world building makes a fictional world feel real and lived in. If the world building can fall apart when a reader starts asking questions like “Why don’t they just band together to overthrow the dictator?” and “Why is this character living in poverty when they can do magic?”, the world does not feel real and lived in, it feels fragile and shallow.

3 Most Important Things to Know About Your Characters | One of the keys to writing a great story is great character development. And for that, this is what you need to know. Read the full post at jackalediting.com

The 3 Most Important Things to Know About Your Characters

One of the keys to writing a great story is great character development. Since stories are driven by the characters they’re about, when characters are poorly developed, a story can quickly become boring, confusing, meandering and pointless. Stories like this […]

3 Storytelling Lessons from STAR WARS EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE | Analysing other stories can help you develop your own storytelling skills. What storytelling lessons can we learn from STAR WARS EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE?

3 Storytelling Lessons from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Jar Jar Binks …. pod racing … there are a lot of reasons to not watch this movie, but is there anything it can teach us about storytelling? 1. Every character needs a role People hate Jar Jar Binks. That’s […]

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