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’s new season came with a lot of changes, but overall it showcases the Doctor at her best: helping people.
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.
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.
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 manages to not only create two entirely different worlds but also weave it beautifully into the storytelling.