Lucas J.W. Johnson
Lucas is a freelance writer and game designer from Vancouver, BC. He writes things. Sometimes, they're even good.
Here he blogs about writing, queer issues, geekery, music, and life.
Check out his transmedia development business at Silverstring Media.
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At this point in the creation of your world, there’s a lot of different directions you can go. In fact, the whole project is a pretty open one — perhaps the map isn’t nearly as important for you as the … Continue reading
The UK’s Guardian ran an article recently on contemporary fantasy fiction. “Just because fantasy is everywhere doesn’t mean it has to appeal to the lowest common denominator. We must keep sight of its roots in ancient storytelling and its power … Continue reading
You have a landscape — now, it’s time to populate it. Like a game of Sim City, you can only zone land for so long before you have to unpause and let people start inhabiting your creation. Likely, you’ve already … Continue reading
Awhile ago, a trend went around Facebook wherein people would 25 things — any 25 things — about themselves. It was a pretty popular trend, and it ended up being really interesting in that it shed some light on a … Continue reading
“I want to cast… magic missile.” –The Dead Alewives If you had told me a year ago that I would start a blog, and then not write about Dungeons & Dragons — and in fact, hardly mention it — for … Continue reading
The genre with which a piece is labeled — literary fiction, fantasy/science fiction, speculative fiction, romance, mystery — does a lot more than try to describe what kind of structure of setting the piece uses. I’ve written before about my … Continue reading
Ok, so the map of the world isn’t really the logical next step in world creation. Before you can have an effective map, you need to know a lot about what you want the world to accomplish. But let’s face … Continue reading
Creating a world, especially creating one for use in my writing, does not happen in a vaccuum. There’s a reason I’m creating this world and there’s likely something specific I want the world to accomplish. That’s my starting point. The … Continue reading