My Booklet on Setting for Novels

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I am announcing that I recently put out a booklet on Kindle called “The Quick Essentials of Setting and Worldbuilding.” The goal is to help a person to think through the setting before starting to write their novel or short story. If you are interested, please check it out and share this post.

I could also use a few reviews, if possible should you have anything good to say about it. The link to review is in the book. You can borrow it for free if you have Amazon Prime, but please leave a nice review if you take it out of the Amazon library.

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More About the Booket

This booklet presents the elements needed for the creation of setting or worldbuilding. Whether your work is a short story, novel, screenplay, or video game, the setting is a very important aspect of the work. Many new authors don’t give setting enough thought and attempt to improvise it as they write. Sometimes this results in inconsistencies noticed by the reader or a setting that is much like a cardboard box.

Many books are devoted to plot and character creation. Few books detail building the setting. The ones that do often include plot and character creation, with often less devotion to the setting than this small book.

This booklet presents the elements of setting and worldbuilding in a simplified manner and helps spark ideas for your work of fiction.

By setting up a strong framework, much like character creation, you can avoid, ambiguities, mistakes, and inconsistencies. You can use the setting or the world you create to enhance the story or create conflict in your story making for a better piece of fiction. The booklet is approximately 40 pages in length. Click here for details about the book.

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We Just Moved in From Blogspot!

The move from Blogspot.com to TheOldDortRoad.com has completed. Now for some housecleaning. Hopefully all the formatting will be cleaned up in about a week.

 For the entire technical story, why and how, click here (Long post 1800 words) or just continue with the blog….

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Everyone knows you need to forgive, that it sets you free, and that you can’t be at peace until you have forgiven. We often see the results of someone that lacks forgiveness when something hits a nerve. The person suddenly turns into an angry and animated stranger within seconds.

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Behind Every Problem…

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Behind every problem, there is a question trying to ask itself.

Behind every question, there is an answer trying to reveal itself.

Behind every answer there is an action trying to take place.

Behind every action, there is a way of life trying to be born.

~ Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith

The New Proclamation – I AM Free

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The New Proclamation – I will no longer accept appearances. I will no longer accept the world’s manipulations and lies. I will no longer accept sickness or the sickness others. I will proclaim truth, health, and wellness instead.  Continue reading “The New Proclamation – I AM Free”

How and Why This Blog Started

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It was time. The book was ready to be written. Counting the ones never finished, I suppose it would be my fifth. This time, however, was going to be different. I read the writing courses, studied the rules, studied the material of some of the most successful writers, and better yet took a course by one of the best editors who had edited some of the best authors ever. All my typed notes on how to write a commercial success needed a two-inch notebook to hold them.

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