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Planet Hong Kong: Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment by David Bordwell

Since the 1970s, Hong Kong has been home to arguably the worlds most energetic, imaginative mass-market film industry. At its peak it surpassed nearly all western countries in number of films released, ruled the east Asian market, and produced movies (ranging from John Woos action pictures to the comic adventures of Jackie Chan) that have thrilled global audiences an attained cult status in the West. This book offers an informed and engaging look at how Hong Kong cinema has become one of the success stories of film history, and how it has influenced international film culture and the development of film as a medium.
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Worldbuilding: How to Create a Believable World for Your Fiction Characters

Of course, the more differences to our own world you introduce, the more you need to focus on getting those details absolutely right — but you need to do it in such a way that they almost fade into the background so the reader is instead focusing on the characters and the story. Without some story developing in these chapters your reader may not persevere further into the book. Otherwise you will receive an e-book. Washington won. Column by David Hair , a New Zealand-based author of three fantasy series. The series is built around the concept of two parallel New Zealands — the modern world, and another magical world peopled by legends, historical personages, and the ghosts of ordinary New Zealanders. Four books are planned for the series.

Worldbuilding is an essential part of any work of fiction. But especially for science fiction or fantasy, it's the lifeblood of storytelling. But when worldbuilding fails, it can wreck your whole story, and leave your characters feeling pointless. Here are seven deadly sins of worldbuilding. How do they eat? What do they eat?

World-building is so much more than just a framing device. Good world-building lends an immersive richness to your writing, while also giving readers the information they need to understand characters and plot lines. Table Of Contents. So, how exactly should writers go about building worlds in their fiction? Alternate reality — re-imaginings of the details of our existing world; popular with writers of science fiction.

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Writing a novel requires more than good writing chops and fancy literary devices …you need solid worldbuilding in order to craft a realistic image for our readers. Learn more about it here. Worldbuilding is the process of creating a fictional world within your novel that can be as complex as designing an entirely new and unique location with exotic creatures, societies, religions, and governments. Or it could be as simple as using the world we currently live in as a foundation, then tweaking it with a few historical, physical, or social adjustments. World building gives the writer a clear understanding of what their world looks and feels like.

What will the world look like? How different is it from our own? What new and interesting creatures will inhabit it? What will the people be like? What about the cities and landscape? Considering these elements is crucial to creating an interesting, engaging and believable world — in any genre, not just fantasy or science fiction.

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  1. Now my favorite novels to read are fantasy novels, I get so involved learning about, not only the characters of the story, but the whole world those characters lived in.

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