by Jill Williamson
I'm sure many of you have seen this picture. I promise this is the LAST you will see or hear of it, in 2014, anyway. Mwa ha ha!
Today's quote is for all you spec fiction writers out there. Brandon Sanderson, who is so adept at worldbuilding, says that speculative fiction stories are about characters, yet worldbuilding is what sets them apart. So if you write spec fiction, you must have strong, compelling characters. That is vital to your storytelling. But your worldbuilding is what sets your book apart from all the others. It's what makes your story so very different from all the others.
I think that is awesome. If you're building a world, what kind of world is it? How have you set yourself apart from other books?