A Tangent on World Building

Brokencrowe's Tangents on Writing

World building is my absolute favorite thing when it comes to writing a story of any length. It adds flavor and depth in very subtle ways. It stimulates your audience intellectually, and provides them with the ability to piece things together for themselves and ask questions about the text. You don’t always have to spell everything out to your readers. They are just as intelligent as you. They will more than likely get what you’re trying to convey, as long as you give them enough clues along the way.

That’s the key the word. Clues. Give them bite sized samples to your overall painting. Let them sample the flavor over a wide period of time. Or if it is a shorter piece, just give them enough to tickle their intrigue. A little world building does wonders for any piece. A lot can really make it stand out. It’s all about establishing…

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