Last time I looked at the four branches of "Nith" or magic in The Ruon Chronicles. This week I'm going to look a bit deeper at the magic system that I'm building for the Ruon specifically. Okay, so while the main charms are worked in embroidery, there are also other forms of needlework and weaving … Continue reading Worldbuilding Wednesday: Building on the Ruon Magic System, Part 1
In the world of Airtha-Eyrassa (the world in which The Ruon Chronicles takes place), magic and magical abilities are called Talent or Nith.
The battles that are described in this post takes place before the first book in the series of The Ruon Chronicles starts.
I ended the previous Worldbuilding Wednesday post with the death of Sifa which caused the world of Airtha-Eyrassa to fall and the Veil between the mortal and immortal world to be put in place. This week I'm looking at the events that brought about The Diminishing, including the death of the Airus called Leralia. As … Continue reading Worldbuilding Wednesday – The Good, the Bad, the Diminishing
I guess worldbuilding a beginning to the world of Airtha-Eyrassa really only started after I read The Silmarillion (which is also one of my favourite books of all time). While I did not start the world by writing the beginning and creation, it was soon apparent once I’d started that it was a necessary part … Continue reading Worldbuilding Wednesday — Worldbuilding a Beginning
Author David Farland, in one of his writing emails (sign up here) notes the following elements that make up a successful series when it comes to story: Have a persistent world and persistent charactersDon’t change the settings too muchHave a persistent conflict that builds and escalatesA central conflict will bind the series together. Now, the … Continue reading Worldbuilding Wednesday — Worldbuilding the Ruon Chronicles Series
I wrote “And the Shadows Danced” a while ago, forgot about it, and found it again while sorting out some files. I would actually like to write another story in this world… And the Shadows Danced The fire dancers were preparing for the midsummer feast on the beach. Most were by now stripped to their … Continue reading Flash Fiction: And the Shadows Danced
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 … Continue reading Worldbuilding Wednesday: Worldbuilding From Small Towns to Entire Universes
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 … Continue reading May Update: Worldbuilding, a Ghost Story and Tinnitus
Suddenly pieces that had either been glaring plot holes or which I’d thought of just abandoning fell into place.