What a pleasure to have Kayelle Allen as my guest this week.
Tarthian Empire Companion, an illustrated World-Building Bible and Guide to Writing a Science Fiction Series
Revealing the worldbuilding magic that makes Kayelle Allen's Tarthian Empire tick, the Companion shares 10k years of future history, offers peeks at scene and character creation, lays out a quick tour of the empire, and dishes up a surfeit of secrets for fans, all in one illustrated volume. Includes tips for writers, and how to create a Science Fiction series. Original art by Jamin Allen and Kayelle Allen.
Kayelle Allen is a best-selling, multi-published, award-winning author. Her unstoppable heroes and heroines include contemporary every day folk, role-playing immortal gamers, futuristic covert agents, and warriors who purr.
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Available March 16, 2015
Author site http://kayelleallen.mobi/companion/
As an author of any genre, you build worlds. You create a setting for characters and make it realistic for them. Whether you write Regency, Medieval Fantasy, Futuristic, or pure Science Fiction, you build worlds. While I don't claim to be an authority on the subject, as a reader and as a writer I have strong opinions, and I'm willing to share them. I'll also share tips on how I created my worlds and make recommendations for you to create yours. I hope they'll prove helpful.
The number one suggestion I have for you is to be organized. If you don't take time to do this, you risk mistakes, repeating details, losing information, and contradicting your own story. If you give a character a scar over his left eye, and later it migrates to over the right eye, you might miss that. But will your readers? If an event occurred prior to the great war of (fill in the blank), but you mention later it happened twenty years after the war... will your readers notice? Too many of these things and readers give up on finishing the book. The best way to make sure you keep details straight is to record every detail of your story world and its characters.
How do you record those kinds of details and keep them straight? That's what this book is all about.
From the Tarthian Empire Companion, an illustrated World-Building Bible and Guide to Writing a Science Fiction Series by Kayelle Allen.