Kicking Distractions to the Curb

As writers, we are easily distracted from our work. On the one hand, the world is telling us that bills need to be paid and people need our attention. On the other hand, we have characters in our heads telling us that they have something to say…NOW. How do we find a balance?

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Real-Life Setting, Made-Up World

Over the years, I’ve realized that I never write about a place I’ve never seen. This may make those who know me scratch their heads. I write a lot of fantasy, after all. How have I seen fantastical worlds? But here’s why even the most outlandish fiction can benefit from real-world settings.

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