Cait’s ARC Review of “Fiction Tinker’s Guide to Whimsical Worlds” by Theodore Niretac Tinker

By: Cait Marie

Releases February 26!

Goodreads Blurb

Let me guide you through the journey of bringing your immersive worlds to life.

The starting idea for a story may come easily, but many writers get lost when plunging into specifics. Which details should you seek on your quest to create a convincing world that enchants your readers? How do you keep from getting lost down the proverbial rabbit hole?

With his friendly and down-to-earth approach, Theodore Niretac Tinker-three-time award-winning author and seasoned developmental editor-will guide you through your journey to connect the dots, tie up loose ends, and gain new insights into your world. Fiction Tinker’s Guide to Whimsical Worlds is:

1. EASY TO FOLLOW: Twenty-one tips across seven topics provide a map for defining your world.
2. VERSATILE: Follow the map through the world of any fiction story-historical, contemporary, speculative fiction, and more.
3. REUSABLE: Employ the map as a quick reference or read it straight through.
4. FILLED WITH PLAYFUL SIGNPOSTS: Twenty-one ink drawings capture the curiosity and whimsy of worldbuilding!

Start your journey today and find the knowledge you seek to build an engaging and immersive world your readers will never want to leave.


*I received a free advanced copy of this book from the author for my honest opinion.*

First of all, I feel like I should point out that I don’t read nonfiction. Ever. So, for Theodore to keep my interest was a feat in and of itself. World building fascinated me long before I started writing, and now that I’m an author, I know how vital it is to a story.

Theodore breaks down the different parts of world building into seven topics: politics, economy, religion, social, intellectual, art, and nature. There are tips throughout each, guiding authors along the process. Whether you’re writing speculative fiction and creating all new worlds or contemporary fiction set in the world as we know it, this book is a wonderful tool. It will help bring these settings and people to life, and in doing so, enrich the plot.

Plus, the illustrations by Holla Watson along the way are just so adorable and perfect. They’re very fitting for the topics.

I will absolutely be returning to this book time and time again. I’m already looking forward to using it for my next series!

Be sure to check out the rest of the book tour schedule here!

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