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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Here are the promised links to resources for cultural worldbuilding. Best of luck in your writing projects!


Patricia Wrede's Fantasy Worldbuilding Questions
Building a world: Patricia Wrede's blog
The Sparrow, by Mary Doria Russell
The Abhorsen Trilogy Box Set, by Garth Nix

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Here are the promised links to resources for physical worldbuilding. Best of luck in your writing projects!


World Builders Home Page
Black plants 'could grow' on exoplanets with two suns
World-building and ConLangs
Pre-draft Research Bibliography


The worldbuilders.iso and worldbuilders.zip files are copies of the www.world-builders.org web site and offered here freely as instructional tools, as per the terms of use listed on the World Builders Home Page. The Physical Worldbuilding Guide is my creation, which draws heavily upon the World Builders Home Page and upon...

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Here are the promised links to resources for improving your workflow with technology. Best of luck in your writing projects!

Gathering and Organizing Your Ideas


Personal Wiki Solutions

Story-Creation Software

Mind-Mapping Software

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Friday, October 19, 2012


Here are the promised links to resources for help in structuring your novel along with the three charts presented in the panel. Best of luck in your writing projects!


The Hero's Journey Outline
How to Structure a Story: The Eight-Point Arc
The 4 Story Structures That Dominate Novels
Top 10 Tips to Increase Tension in Your Fiction Story
Rising to the Occasion...

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Language construction is a complex task, requiring a basic understanding of biology, linguistics and culture. Because of that, the ConLangs 101 panel was necessarily abbreviated to cover as much material as possible in the hope that it might point you in some good directions. This resource sheet complements the panel by providing additional charts and links to help you get started.

A Departure from English

In this section of the panel, we talked about the Dothraki language constructed for HBO's Game of Thrones and discussed our own experience with languages other than English.

ConLangs 101 Blog Series Entries

ConLangs 101: A Departure from English

Articles and Learning Materials

'Game of Thrones' linguist: How to create a language from...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Greetings Workshop Attendees and Friends,

Here is the bibliography for the Introduction to Celtic Languages workshop:

  • Ball, M. J., & Müller, N. (2009). The Celtic languages. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • O'Rahilly, T. F. (1936). The Goidels and their predecessors. The Sir John Rhys memorial lecture, British Academy, 1935. London: H. Milford.
  • O'Rahilly, T. F. (1972). Irish dialects past and present.
  • O'Rahilly, T. F. (1946). Early Irish history and mythology. Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.
  • Russell, P. (1995). An introduction to the Celtic languages. Longman linguistics library. London: Longman.

In addition, here is a list of web site links to various articles of interest mentioned in the Introduction to Celtic Languages workshop. These will open in a new window.

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