One of the strongest tools writers have for world building is our point of view character. She can ground the reader by what she sees and provide context for those details. She can show what’s normal and what’s unusual for that world by how she reacts to things. Just as readers have never been to Middle Earth, they might not have ever been to the Midwest. Sure, they’ll have a general idea what it’s like (corn, flat, farms), but imagine how much richer we can make that world if we treat it like the reader has never seen it before. Especially if our world isn’t what the average person thinks of when they hear the location. READ MORE HERE.
Although this video is short and sweet. The one thing you should take away from this interview is to just sit down and write.
Everytime I complete a story I am always very excited. My story finally has a beginning, middle and end. It may not be perfect but the sticky note idea is now officially a story. I generally let it rest for a few days or longer. When I pick it up again I have to start the rewriting process. Most writers must do this. Its never fun. Aurthor Karen Woodward shares with writers the process of rewriting and what could happen.