Tag Archive for philosophy

Justice & Justification — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

JI end the second week with two very unforgiving letters. The letter J is so promising, it has a great sound to it, and yet there are so few J words. We need more I tell you. And with K, I cry.

Today I tackle Justice and Justification. Important for worldbuilding and character development.

And before you leave today, please post what you think. I’ll be more than happy to read and respond.

 

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Gambler’s Fallacy & Game Theory — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

GHere we are at G and…wait a minute…what the hell is going on. Gambler’s Fallacy and Game Theory are not literary terms! One is a principal of Mathematics and the other is Psychology. That’s cheating…

Not really. I firmly believe that when we write, we write about life, and literary terms should borrow from art, economics, law, science, psychology, philosophy, math and sociology. We can’t limit ourselves to just one set of words, we have to embrace it all.

While I did have terms I could have used that are more directed to literary terms, I chose these terms the same way as I chose the other terms, what I thought was the most important for my visitors to know. However, as I get to harder letters, I will have to rely on terms outside of a literary text book to accomplish my goal, which I feel I should do anyways.

Trust me when I say that this does apply to writing, even if it doesn’t seem like it does.

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Epilogue & Exposition — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

EWe are reaching the end our first week of the A-to-Z Blog challenge. This brought to you by the letter E. Yeah, I’m sure I’m not the first to come up with that lame joke. Our words for today is Epilogue and Exposition. Two words that many writers should be familiar with, but like many of my posts, I will try to reveal more than you ever wanted to know.

I thank everyone for their support and would love to hear from you on how much you are enjoying this. Please leave your comments below.

 

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Worldbuilding — Introduction

I will soon start writing a fantasy series and started trying to picture the world where my story takes place, but was having difficulty. I decided that I would try to draw it out, but I lacked the ability to draw and even if I try to fake it, I didn’t know how to make my land appear organic and nearly random. While there are many tools out there to help out with that, most of them cost money.

Money is a funny thing for us writers. Generally our primary focus when it comes to spending money is on professional editing, cover design, and any tools that help us release a book. So making a map of our world and designing further elements that may not be in our initial story is frivolous. It is nice to have a map, but not crucial. But wouldn’t you like one anyways?

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