Steve’s Update 5/16/2021

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Here’s a quick roundup of where I am.

Giveaways!  I’m in a self-help giveaway and a writer’s help giveaway!  Pass the links around, it’s also a chance to get some books you might want for free for a limited time!

Speaking! I’ll be at the  Prolific Writer’s conference on May 22nd and Fanime May 29-30th!

For the Way With Worlds series, The next book gets written this week! I’m aiming to get it out in June (I have these down to a science)

A School of Many Futures is in the hands of pre-readers! I’m taking a break on it into June!

The Seventh Sanctum rewrite has covered almost all generators! Before I rewrite these “oddballs” I’m going finish and tighten up other code on the sight.

Steven Savage

Steve’s Update 4/18/2021

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Here’s what’s up with me!

I’m in a big giveaway with my fellow creatives! Pick up some creativity and writing advice, and a FREE copy of my first Way With Worlds Book!

The Roadmap is here to help you see what my overall plans are, check out the new Roadmap –

A School of Many Futures edit is to chapter 6 out of 13, and that includes grammar checking!  I’m at the halfway point, so you can definitely expect your pre-reader copy in May. 

On the Way With Worlds series, the “Disaster Trilogy” is locked into my schedule, with the Natural Disasters book in May or June. The new covers will start coming soon, but I’m not sure when (likely with that book).

The Seventh Sanctum rewrite continues but hit an annoying roadblock on those complex generators where you pick different categories of options (like the Pizza generator). There’s an issue with filtering to avoid repetitive results that is probably due to a stupid mistake, and I need to find that.

Steven Savage

Why I Wrote It: Organizations and Worldbuilding

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Ever heard of “the book you were meant to write?” Organizations and Worldbuilding is one of those books for me. It’s a book on how to write fictional organizations, and it exists due to two personal

I am an organizer by nature and by profession. I was always organized in my youth, always with a plan or something to do. I became a Project Manager, then an Agilist. Now, I not only manage, but I also speak and write on organization.

However, when you’re naturally organized and trained in organization, you see flaws. I’m used to seeing deficiencies in processes, institutions, and teams. That’s how I help people get better at what they want to do.

I also write on worldbuilding, and you can imagine what it’s like when I turn my gaze on fictional organizations. I see flaws in fictional organizations – not appropriate problems, but ones where they’re not believable.

My job is to help organizations and teams run because that’s simply not everyone’s specialty. In turn, that means people writing fictional organizations may need some help. So I figured, “hey, time to write another book.”

I used my specialty.

It’s not like there aren’t other organization-related tips in other worldbuilding guides. Guides to political structures, discussion of genres, etc. all touch on organization. My goal was to create a general guide for worldbuilders making fictional governments, companies, etc. Something to cover those not-specific but oh-so-important questions like “how the heck do these people communicate.”

It’s another one I’m happy with, but it has a special place in my heart – it’s uniquely mine. Perhaps I’ll revisit it, do a sequel, or expand it, but it’s doing its job for now.

Steven Savage