Writer's Toolbox

With each of these non-fiction "toolboxes," Camille shares tips and tricks she's learned throughout her 25+ years of writing.

A how-to series dedicated to helping speculative fiction writers improve their craft

World Integration tackles the tricky task of incorporating worldbuilding details into a science fiction or fantasy novel. This can present an interesting dilemma for genre writers. How can information on a fictional world be delivered to readers in a way that is natural to the story line? How can important details be shared without bogging down readers in pages and pages of boring exposition?
This is where World Integration will help. Writers will learn valuable techniques for weaving worldbuilding into a genre story, as well as the pros and cons of each technique. All methods are accompanied with examples from published works. This book is for all science-fiction and fantasy writers looking to improve and enhance worldbuilding in their novels.

What makes readers stay up into the wee hours of the night, eyes glued to the pages of a novel? The answer can be summed up in one word: tension. Tension is vital to any successful story. So just how do you infuse your novel with tension?
This article contains specific techniques to help maximize the tension in your science fiction or fantasy story. Each technique is illustrated with examples. Learn how to keep readers glued to the pages of your novel!