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 5 tips for writing compelling characters!
Posted: Thu, 21 Jan 08:39:23
Category: Pro Tips

Whether it’s for a novel, short story, or a Dungeons and Dragons campaign, writing compelling characters is a must! Here are 5 tips for how to create interesting characters, which will make a story in any media shine! Tip 1 for writing compelling characters: decide what they’re great at! Tip number one for writing compelling […]

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 5 types of hero, with tips to write or play them!
Posted: Fri, 15 Jan 17:25:09
Category: Tutorials

There are many types of hero, from Superman to Sherlock Holmes, and from Thor to Deadpool! And thinking about hero archetypes and types of heroes can help you fine tune your characters. That’s true whether you’re DnD characters, NPCs in a campaign, or main characters in a story or novel. And whilst no hero will […]

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 WorldEmber 2020 -The Shortlists
Posted: Sat, 09 Jan 19:37:55
Category: Announcements

The shortlists are here! If your articles are on this list, you should NOT edit them until Janet says that it is okay (tentatively on the 23rd of January). Everybody else can edit their articles to their hearts are content <3 Condition 1 twinsoul SiobhantheWriter https://www.worldanvil.com/w/corrigenda-belvarn/a/twinsoul 2 Golden malaise MGatta https://www.worldanvil.com/w/13-mgatta/a/golden-malaise-condition 3 Ghost Worlds and […]

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 Worldbuilding books collection curated by Dimitris
Posted: Thu, 07 Jan 15:38:08
Category: Mapmaking, Reviews, Worldbuilding

Hello everyone! Happy new year and I really hope 2021 will be even better than 2020 for all of us! I’ve been asked many times to create a list of my favourite worldbuilding books and resources. Over the holidays I got some time and raided our library, re-reading parts of some of them, and I’ve […]

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 World Anvil Worldbuilding Challenges — 2021 EDITION!
Posted: Thu, 07 Jan 11:12:45
Category: Announcements

Looking for a low-down on our Worldbuilding Challenges for 2021? Look no further! In this post, we’ll go through the different types of worldbuilding challenges and writing challenges we run, as well as WHEN you can expect them and WHERE you can find more details! WHEN are the worldbuilding challenges? Here’s a complete list of […]

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 WorldEmber Community Vote & Voice of the People!
Posted: Wed, 06 Jan 11:17:38
Category: Events

WorldEmber 2020 has ended, so it’s time for the Voice of the People event because we want to hear your thoughts about the challenge! And we’re also opening the WorldEmber Community Vote, so you can pick your favorite worldbuilders and content of WorldEmber 2020! Vote for your WorldEmber favorites here! Voice of the People: time […]

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 Quick Guide to World Anvil’s Novel Writing Software
Posted: Wed, 06 Jan 10:14:53
Category: Tutorials

Let’s take a quick look at everything Manuscripts, World Anvil’s Novel Writing Software, has to offer! We’re going to show you how to create a manuscript, set up your writing space the way you like it, write your story, and then publish it! Psssst! Rather watch a video? We’ve got one right here for you! What […]

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 Interactive tables: organize your articles in style!
Posted: Tue, 29 Dec 2020 11:46:13
Category: Pro Tips

Organizing your worldbuilding content effectively is very important, and that’s why tables are so great! Let’s take a look at how interactive tables on World Anvil can improve how you organize your articles! What are interactive tables? Interactive tables are a World Anvil feature that provides more options than a standard static table. You can: […]

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 World meta: be the master of your world!
Posted: Wed, 23 Dec 2020 13:13:19
Category: Tutorials

Ever feel stuck with your worldbuilding? World Meta is a one-way ticket to getting unstuck, whether at the beginning, the middle, or the end of your worldbuilding project! Let’s take a look at what it is and how you can use it to your advantage! What is world meta? The world meta is everything about […]

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 10 most popular Cyberpunk tropes
Posted: Tue, 22 Dec 2020 15:57:54
Category: Worldbuilding

Interested to see what the fuss about the cyberpunk genre is all about? Let’s take a look at ten popular cyberpunk tropes! 1. Cyberpunk tropes: High tech, low life This is not just any trope, it’s one of the main themes that define the cyberpunk genre! In any cyberpunk setting technology is really advanced —cybernetic […]

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