Frank Herbert is not a guy I would go to for political commentary.
Clashing themes and inconsistent tone can ruin a great story.
Water, earth, fire, Amelia Earhart.
How to use an inner story to make the story it rests within stronger.
A hand with all of the fingers the same length.
If it's ever bugged you why some stories get all the buzz, here's some ant-swers.
How to organized your story's setting so that readers aren't raising eyebrows.
Pull on these themes to make your downer society stand out on the page.
Chris, Mike, and Oren discuss how themes are a common part of worldbuilding.
How this fantastical series perpetuated misogynistic beliefs.