Write Like the Prose: I Only Have a Mustard Seed

Today’s topic applies heavily to world-building but also to plot. And, given that world-building is typically a bigger issue for a fantasy, scifi, or historical writer, you might find this more helpful if one of those is your genre. It addresses something I hear a lot from aspiring writers (and I say “aspiring writers” because most of them haven’t started writing), that they want to tell a story, but their idea isn’t big enough. As if they can’t start writing unless they have a Brandon Sanderson-sized world and plot completely outlined. Here’s the thing – you really, really, REALLY don’t. I promise even Sanderson's ideas start simple. (Of course, simple for him is probably more complicated t

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