Once Upon A Time: World Building


once-upon-a-time-719174_1920What magic words “Once upon a time”. Sometimes don’t you wish your writing could set your reader out on a trip to fairy tale land? Taking them to far away places or back in time or even forward in time. You invoke this magical transport with each of your stories.

As writers, we work in a concept that is referred to as World Building. The world you build captivates and transports your reader to those magical worlds that you want to transport them. You have to be careful, however, in building your world. Believability is a targeted writing element that your reader will ask for with each story.

Other than giving your reader a believable world to visit, you must give your characters in which they can live, work and thrive. Take a look at what writer/blogger Tim Hillebrant has to say about world building.http://thewritelife.com/worldbuilding/

What are some of your challenges or pointers in creating the world in which your characters live, work and play?

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6 thoughts on “Once Upon A Time: World Building

  1. I love watching movies and shows based on fairy tales and fantasies but when I write my strength is in telling gritty reality-based stories. I have had extreme experiences, passion has never been a problem! So when I write about over-the-top fictionalized, but real events, it hopefully sounds authentic because it comes from striving to live an authentic life.

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  2. Excellent writing.

    On Tue, Apr 5, 2016 at 6:38 PM, Patricia Fuqua Lovett Writes wrote:

    > Patricia Fuqua Lovett posted: “What magic words “Once upon a time”. > Sometimes don’t you wish your writing could set your reader out on a trip > to fairy tale land? Taking them to far away places or back in time or even > forward in time. You invoke this magical transport with each of your ” >

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