World Building 103: Calendars and Time

Time and calendar world building mostly applies to the fantasy and science fiction genres. But this is a brief and informative post, so hopefully you’ll find it useful beyond those. Calendars Calendars are not just days, months, and years, they include holidays. Canadian and American Thanksgiving, multiple dates for Easter, Chinese New Year, Labor Day,… Read More World Building 103: Calendars and Time

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I think I’d like to be…

I studied history. I mean I really studied history. I got two university degrees in the subject. One thing that always fascinated me was how people were described as being ‘a teacher,’ ‘a builder,’ ‘a brewer,’ as if that thing was all that they were in life. Read any biography, and you’ll find your subject’s parents or other relatives described in such a way. There may be a few words about their kind personality or their good looks, but in general all we read about is their profession.… Read More I think I’d like to be…