Atmosphere and World-building
POST WRAP-UP No.1
Welcome to my first yearly Wrap-Up post!
This of course was originally intended for a bit later down in the year, but since I’m going on a small break after this I decided this wrap-up post would be a fitting note to end this year’s posts on.
So basically my Wrap-Up posts are going to go like this:
-It’ll recap posts this year that follow a similar theme, this time being around atmosphere and worldbuilding.
-The point is that this will work a bit a mini-guide to help you fix specific problems relating to the theme with short descriptions of posts you could check out, such as posts you could use to flesh out your story’s world, or posts that detail how to better engrain lore into your story without going overboard.
Also this is wild-west themed because why not?🤠🐴🐮🌵🌵🌵
Without further ado, we’ll start with:
1.The Dangers Of Worldbuilding
Worldbuilding is the process in which you create a world for your story, this encapsulates elements such as cultures, magic systems, powers, creatures, etc. It’s an essential practice writers use to make their fictional world seem all the more believable and appealing. Alas, it’s quite easy to fumble with this process, and if you aren’t careful you can find yourself either under explaining or over-explaining things. This post sets out to help guide you through the process and watch out for common pitfalls.
2.The Key To Writing Better Immersion
Settings, whether based on real locations or completely made up, can be difficult to stop and describe while keeping the plot moving. This post focuses on how to subtly add just enough context for your readers to visualize the background of the scene while it is unfolding.
3.Midpoint Fatigue- Handling a meandering middle in your story
Keeping your reader interested and immersed in the events of your story as it unravels is easier said than done. So what do you do if you find your story slows to crawl before you hit the climactic showdown? Well, this post has you covered.
4.Harnessing the forces of nature to make a badarse story
Weather is a subtle and powerful tool that can add another layer of depth to your story and further establish the atmosphere of scenes. It can increase tension, amplify emotion, work as symbolism, create obstacles, etc. Here are some ways you can use it.
Sometimes writers overwrite when we want to describe things such as a setting or scene, especially when we draft. Unfortunately, it can make it a real slough when it comes to editing and cutting parts of your story. Here’s a guide to help make it a tad more painless:
6. Killing Darlings (Bonus Post)
Sometimes when you’re creating the world you may just realize you may have jampacked too many things into your story. If you find you do have to cut some fluff from your story, but your not a hundred percent sure certain where, this post may help.
And that ends this year’s post Wrap Up. Honestly, it’s been quite a year and I’d be lying if I didn’t say I didn’t feel a bit nostalgic revisiting some of these posts. (I know it’s cheesy but it’s true. :)) I look forward to writing more tips, sharing more stories of my adventures in writings, and interacting with y’all next year, till then