For the last three days of this tour, I've got some pretty cool guest posts to share with you instead of the interview (though how much fun were those?). Today at Dark Treasury, I wrote about Fantasy World Building and the separation between what you need to know as an author and what your readers want to see.
These are guidelines I like to use myself, and the major points I felt were important. Boy, did I ever want to expound and get all crazy detailed, but alas. Word count limits do exist.
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Here's an excerpt from the post, and click on the link at the top to read the whole thing.
Building a Fantasy World vs. Writing A Fantasy World Encyclopedia
As writers, it’s challenging not to get caught up in all the intricate details of our worlds, wanting to share every little morsel we can with our readers. As readers, we want to feel like we’ve been transported into this world and can trek its hills and valleys as if they were our own.
Tread carefully, creators of the realm. For it is a slippery slope when distracting your adventurers by shoving a list of terms, definitions, and appendices in their faces.
Those here for the magic wish to experience it for themselves.