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A list of articles and newsletters linked in the World Weavers' Championship forum
Contests and Activities
         "Project Write World [13+] by iKïyå§ama
    A celebration of writers and their distinct cultures to bring us all together.
         "World In Progress! [E] by ENB
    A month long class teaching you the basics of creating a solid setting for your novel.

Articles and Items
         "Realistic Dialogue [E] by Jeff
    How to write realistic dialogue.
         "Please? Oh Pah-leeeeeze! [E] by Kenzie
    Please? Do What? Eh? People surely do have strange ways of saying things.
         "What's in a Name? [E] by Osirantinsel
    Written for The Art of Criticism Newsletter, Volume 8
         "Naming Fantasy People and Places [E] by Ladyoz
    Do you have problems finding names for fantasy characters and/or places?
         "Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy [E] by Jaren is Avarielle
    A series of conversational articles on how to write winning Speculative Fiction
         "Writer's Online Research Guides [18+] by Deck the Jim Halls!
    web links for writers doing research for their stories (a 2015 Quill Award Nominee)
         "Fiction: Easing Exposition into a Story [ASR] by Joy
    Blending descriptive material into a story
         "World Building [E] by Zen
    Why world-building is important, and what things you should consider.

         June 2015 from The Newsletter  by Matt Bird MSci (Hons) AMRSC
         "You Had To Be There by Octobersun
The writer is responsible for telling the story. (Short Stories Newsletter - August 3, 2016)
         "Handy Handedness by <Leger>
Some fun facts about hand dominance. (Action/Adventure Newsletter - August 3, 2016)
         "Is it Show or Tell ~ or Show and Tell ? by Kate ~ Harvesting Words ^_^
Tell what you know with words that show an image of the story or verse. (For Authors Newsletter - November 4, 2015)
         "Some Tips for Crime/Mystery Writers by Vivian
Using details correctly adds to the writing of crime, mystery, suspense, or action manuscripts. (For Authors Newsletter - June 22, 2016)
         "Memory Lane by Past Member 'lizco252'
Exploring the fragile nature of memories (Drama Newsletter - June 15, 2016)
         "ATMOSPHERE by W.D.Wilcox
Creating the right setting for a horror story (Horror/Scary Newsletter - April 20, 2016)
         "Terrors of the deep by Arakun the Twisted Raccoon
Creatures of the ocean in horror stories (Horror/Scary Newsletter - June 1, 2016)
         "Strange Creatures by Gaby
Creating a monster with personality can be quite a challenge! (Fantasy Newsletter - February 8, 2017)

         "Context Clues and You by Jay
How do you use the information given to the reader to build your world? (Short Stories Newsletter - May 27, 2015)
         "Description as a Writing Tool by Jay
Make the best use of your descriptions to help your reader be immersed in your story! (Short Stories Newsletter - November 9, 2016)

         "Kinsmen of the Primary Characters by Joy
Whether explosive or loving, how important are the family relationships to the main character? (Drama Newsletter - May 4, 2016)
         "How to Fix a Flawed Pacing by Joy
Which tools do you use from your story’s pacing stockpile? (Drama Newsletter - June 29, 2016)

         "What's Okay? by Thankful Sonali - WDC POWER!
A little word with big meanings. Different meanings, shallow and deep. Great potential for writers. (For Authors Newsletter - August 10, 2016)
         "To Make Nothing Happen by Thankful Sonali - WDC POWER!
Sometimes, it takes strategy and effort to make nothing happen! (Action/Adventure Newsletter - February 22, 2017)

by Robert Waltz
         "World Building for NaNoWriMo
         "Creating a Holiday
         "Moon Lore
         "On Death and Dying

by Storm Machine
         "Climate and Weather
         "What makes the story true to the period?
         "Politics Need Not Be Boring
         "The Not So Primitive People

by Shannon
         " A Rose by Any Other Name
         "Transgressions and Taboos
         "The Horror

by Kitti the Red-Nosed Feline
         "Action Sequences on New Year's Eve
         "The "Chosen One" Protagonist
         "Stereotypes in Fiction
         "The Trouble With Legal Drama
         "Writing Drama for Young Adults
         "Character Introductions: What NOT to Do
         "Setting a Date
         "Abused & Abandoned: Character & Setting
         "The Dramatic Journey of the Superhero
         "Animals in Action/Adventure
         "On Historical Fiction

by Prosperous Snow (Neva)
         "Mythological Creatures: Part 1
         "Mythological Creatures: Part 2
         "Mythical Monsters Part 3
         "Mythical Creature or Monsters #4
         "Mythical Creature or Monsters #5
         "Mythological Creatures #6
         "Mythological Creatures #7
         "Mythological Monster #8
         "Mythological Monsters #9
         "Mythological Monsters #10
         "Mythological Monsters #11
         "Mythological Monsters #12
         "The New Year Cometh

"Newsletters by fyndorian (Archives)
el-fyn 's Observations weave vivid scenes with the details picked out. These
are worth a read as a reminder of the little things that can make a character or scene feel real.
         "May Day
         "Research vs Reality
         "Observations on Perspectives
         "Observations from Paradise
         "Observations on a Journey

"Newsletters by elfmage7 (Archives)
Dawn Embers regularly writes newsletters aimed at world building and provoking
consideration of old tropes and fresh avenues.
         "Fantasy Cultures and Views on Death
         "The Thread of Importance in Fashion
         "Communication in Fantasy Worlds
         "Food for Fiction Worlds and Beyond
         "Sensory: Taste and Touch in Fantasy
         "Sensory: Odors in Fantasy
         ""Perception is Reality"
         "The Fantasy Family Unit
         "A Love of Touch or No Touchy?
         "When a Mage Has a Cold
         "Holiday Touches and Character Quirks
         "Pink Hearts and Other Symbols of Romance
         "Pets/Animals in Fantasy
         "Specific Settings in Fantasy - The Woods
         "Specific Settings in Fantasy - Ship
         "Friday Nights
         "Focus on Numbers in Writing
         "Real World or Speculative - Research
         "Specific Settings - The Ocean
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