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Arie Farnam

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Arie Farnam is a fantasy and speculative fiction writer, a homeschooling mama, a war correspondent turned peace organizer, a gardening and wildcrafting herbalist, a legally blind bike rider, a tree-loving eclectic Pagan and an idealist with a practical streak. She grew up outside La Grande, Oregon and now lives in a small town near Prague in the Czech Republic.

Writing Workshop Series: Worldbuilding for Believability

This is the first of my writing workshop posts in coordination with writing workshops at the Art Center at the Old Library in La Grande,, Oregon.

First up is worldbuilding - the magic of creating believable settings and societies in fiction. Worldbuilding is often used as a specialized term for science fiction and fantasy writers but it's also a crucial craft tool for writers of historical and... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 16, 2014 17:17 Tags: fantasy, science-fiction, worldbuilding, writing, writing-tips
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