Welcome to the semiweekly SpecFic Digest, a roundup of curated resources from across the web to help you create and publish fantasy, science-fiction, and horror and discover new works of stellar fiction!
The Worldbuilding Framework
A quick guide and ongoing email course from The Worldbuilding School to help you organize your worldbuilding. Sign up here.
What novels have the most creative and original worldbuilding?
Discussion on books with fleshed out and memorable worlds to serve as inspiration for your own worldbuilding efforts. Read on Quora.
Writing Fantasy Fiction: How To Make The Magic Work
Article on creating a believeable magic system in your fantasy story. Read on Standoutbooks.
Things in Speculative Fiction That Would Be Unforgivably Offensive If Only Everyone Was Human
Mistakes to avoid when including alien or non-human species in your speculative fiction story. Read on Springhole.
It takes money to make money – An exploration of why so many indie authors fail.
Discussion of common mistakes that indie authors make when self-publishing and marketing their work and which areas are best to spend money. Read on r/selfpublish.
Dynamic Character: How to Create a Compelling Protagonist
An article and infographic on how to create memorable, dynamic characters that your audience will remember using three popular characters as examples. Read on Reedsy.
The Ultimate Character Questionnaire
Need help fleshing out a character? This questionnaire with over 150 questions just might help. View the questionnaire.
Want more? For a curated collection of fantasy, science-fiction, and horror writing resources, visit The Trove.