Janae Leeke, Guest Contributor: World building is just backwards sociology, piecing together a culture instead of picking it apart. It asks the same questions. What is important to your people? What do they treasure? What do they believe is right and wrong?
Jake Buller, Guest Contributor The very first time I set foot on African soil, I went straight to a village of mud-brick houses and took selfies with Liberian kids. Then, after nine months of helping people better themselves, I returned to the USA and slipped right back into my old life. Just kidding. That's not actually how it went.
Tineke Bryson, Staff Writer How do we make our story world maps the best they can be? After tackling intimidation, and coming to terms with the risks we take by not actually drawing our fictional world, how do we actually make the map?
Daniel Schwabauer This blog need not be a closed playground. The OYAN community is a tremendous resource, and it has occurred to us more than once over the past year that the collective experience of so many talented young writers ought to have a place here.