Worldbuilding: From Small Towns to Entire Universes (The Million Dollar Writing Series) by Kevin J. Anderson “International bestseller Anderson has created many extensive fictional universes, ranging from sweeping galactic empires to complex steampunk fantasies, to humorous monster-filled cities. He has become known for his skill in worldbuilding.” I bought this book as part of a […]
Worldbuilding The Ruon Chronicles I’m really enjoying returning to the beginning of the world of Airtha-Eyrassa to make sure that everything for The Ruon Chronicles slots into each other perfectly. It’s also forcing me to make sure that the magic systems, etc. are working the way I want them to. For instance, in the next […]
Suddenly pieces that had either been glaring plot holes or which I’d thought of just abandoning fell into place.
I already had the idea of the Stone being covered in runes, but looking more like Mesopotamian tablets (think Sumerian and Babylonian); only bigger. Enter the Code of Hammurabi.
I ended up going with a kind of “in the beginning there was nothing, which exploded” (thank you, Pratchett!) kind of creation story and then zoomed in on the planet/world of Airtha-Eyrassa.
My job was to keep the chosen ones in stasis alive until I die. The one after me would do the same, the one after her as well…
So, the good news is that I’ve started on draft 2 of The Knowledge Stones!
I thought that it might be interesting to show the type of books and sources I use for research and to up my writing game. These are not all of the books and sources I use, mind you. But they do give an idea of what I’m referring to at the moment. The Ruon Chronicles/The […]
What is “plantsing”? A word made up of “pantsing” and “planning”, it refers to writers who both do discovery writing and outlining (usually in the same work), instead of – predominantly – only planning or outlining. I’m a plantser I’m definitely a plantser when it comes to writing. While I do outline stories, especially the […]
Or, Do Other People Also Get Imposter Worldbuilder Syndrome? So I’m busy pottering away at Porselein, which is set in a world very much unlike The Ruon Chronicles, and I’m struggling like mad to get anywhere with the worldbuilding when it hits me. I’m afraid. Afraid of failing in making this world as believable (even […]