Consistency is key

Happy Sunday Everyone! I hope you and yours are all safe and well.

Quick post (and a late post, I confess) today since I’m caught up in the throes of Virtual Balticon.

Of the various panels and the myriad topics being discussed today, all of the ones that I’ve been on (or attended) so far have, eventually, come around to one thing:

Consistency.

Establish the rules for your world – and don’t get me wrong – your rules can be *Anything.* You want faster than light travel? Fine. You want dragons? Great. You want your nearly moon-sized space station to be able to travel swiftly from one point in the galaxy to another? Go for it.

You do you, go with whatever totes yer goats.

But…

Once you’ve established those rules, you *Cannot* break them without some serious explanation (Maybe not even with that), or you’ll risk losing your reader.

So go wild with the world-building. You’re going to be in this world a lot, so you might as well stuff it full of as much awesome as you can.

Then remember those rules you’ve set for yourself. Those are lines you cross at your peril.

Be safe out there. Be Excellent to Each other.

I’ll see you on Thursday.

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