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Discovery Writing vs Outlining Let's keep this extremely brief.
It's been my personal observation that most writers are discovery writers, but not necessarily because they believe that discovery writing is the best option. With the advent of self-publishing, many people became enamored with the idea of sharing their stories with the world, which is absolutely magnificent. With no formal experience, the most obvious way to write a story was to simply sit down at a computer or typewriter and to simply begin writing. Makes sense. My own experiences have changed my opinion a great deal on discovery writing, as I have fallen back on outlining, which I used extensively in college. I did not study literature or creative writing in college. I studied history and psychology. When you're writing a rather large research paper, with the hopes of getting published, the mantra is "Outline or Die!" When I started as an author, though, I fell into
Species-building Part 2: UniformityWe've already touched upon the absolute basics when it comes to species-building, so let's move on to bringing certain basic concepts together in order to get to a general design. Now, the first tutorial on this subject was grounded in common sense, but, let's take that a step further. Some aspects of species design is much more subtle. An example I'll be using is, once again, from my own series, Books of The Dark Engine.
We're going to keep this short, sweet and to the point by using as an example the Pytos species. To derive their name, I used a Proto-Indo-European word as a basis; power. I had a generalized idea of how I wanted the Pytos to fit into the series, and to be completely frank, it was as dicks. Not villains, or evil-doers, but simply enough, as dicks. Remember eating lunch in the middle school cafeteria, minding your own business while reading comic books, and the big dickhead who's entire life is actually about going to high scho
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