Okay my blog followers, it’s writing Wednesday! So I have been working on creating my world and decided to even set up a document dedicated to my creatures. I have a history, culture, sexuality, strengths, weaknesses, personalities and even a social structure section in the document. This was so fun to make! I highly recommend this technique for anyone writing on fantasy creatures so they keep all the rules on their creatures in order.
Now I am also working on the feel and rules of the world. One of the recommendations I read about was using stream-of-conciousness writing for creating the world. My husband is really good at stream-of-conciousness writing, some of his best writing and ideas come from this style but me on the other hand…let’s just say I’m easily distracted. Much of my stream-of-conciousness writing ends up being about food…Mmmm, I love food! Okay, I totally just got distracted again. 😛
I also like the idea of mapping out my fantasy world. Even though the book takes place in a human city it’s nice to be able to track where all of the action is taking place. There are some great webpages that offer advice on creating a landscaping map so if you like this idea as well be sure to check out websites like Fantasy Maps 101 (www.fantasymaps.com/101/index.html) or http://www.zompist.com/howto.htm
I prefer the paranormal worlds such as fantasy and sci-fi….obviously, hence the blog. And because this is my preferred reading genre I wanted to start writing down the stories that play out in my head. I have enjoyed working on this fantasy world!
Hopefully, with little luck and some talent we will be a published writers, but only time will tell…or maybe an oracle. Keep Writing!