Tag: Featured

How Kingdom Hearts Failed Its Expanded Universe (Spoiler Free)

Kingdom Hearts III

Expanded universes offer fans the chance to indulge in the world they love beyond the main story or characters, yet done wrong it can feel like little more than a money grab, and at worst confuse audiences.

Doctor Who: A Season of Change

Doctor Who Thirteenth Doctor

Doctor Who’s new season came with a lot of changes, but overall it showcases the Doctor at her best: helping people.

Fictional Anthropology

Culture - Fantasy and Sci-fi

Viewing world building as fictional anthropology is a great way to ensure your world is complex, realistic, and unique, without falling prey to genre tropes.

What Kind of Writer Are You?

Writer - science fiction fantasy author

Understanding your own writing is a step every author has to take. It tells you not only what you write, but why you write it.

Aphantasia: How Do You See Your World?

Aphantasia light blub

Can you imagine a beach? Aphantasia is the inability to visualize images in your mind. This would seem to be a problem for writers, but is it?

Horizon Zero Dawn: Two Worlds in One Game

Horizon Zero Dawn Aloy

Horizon Zero Dawn manages to not only create two entirely different worlds but also weave it beautifully into the storytelling.