Building Worlds by Oren Litwin

Although it doesn’t seem to be an active blog anymore, I stumbled onto a great blog with lots of helpful stuff for world building, especially since it deals with areas that are typically largely understated in this process, such as Politics, Military, Economics, and Education. I’m learning a lot and I’m sure it will all help as I begin sketching out the world of the Book Book. I hope you will check it out!

http://orenlitwin.com/

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Finding All The Bricks

I’m half-way through my first edit of The Varken and The Blessed is fully outlined and developed and ready to go in November for NaNoWriMo, if not sooner.

So, of course, now I am allowing myself to think about The Book Book. Finally. I can already see how much I have grown in my writing, in my stories, in my characters, and in so much more while going through The Varken. But there is still a lot of room for growth, and that makes me very thankful to still have The Blessed to work through before diving completely into The Book Book.

But, I’m excited! And world-building is an important stepping stone in the process. One that takes thought and time and logic and research and brainstorming. So I’m finding all the bricks to build my world, especially diving into history and culture creation.

Pinterest, as always, is a huge help in this aspect visually. Of course, things will change about the aesthetic of the world I am creating, but it’s helpful to have images to inspire my imaginations.

A new Pinterest board I have been developing for world/character/plot development is my Something Else board. This board has images that convey emotions and feelings and inspiration. Here are some examples:Read More »

Mythcreants

I was planning on walking down to my favorite local coffee shop today – and maybe I still will – but I found myself dragging along in the ‘afternoon slump’. But, I was determined. I told myself, that if I found the motivation to write, then I could have a yummy London Fog or Iced Mona Lisa Latte. On the flip side, I said that if I found the motivation to write, then I HAD to walk in the hot hot outside and write at said coffee shop.

I have a free coffee. I feel like this information is important. Also, it’s only five minutes away. Five minutes of heat isn’t fatal, is it? #Idontgooutside

Anyways, in an attempt to motivate myself, I turned to Pinterest and found myself on one of my favorite writing sites:

This site is abounding with awesome writing blogs, catering more specifically to Fantasy and Science Fiction writers. And as I read, I found these excellent articles and thought I would share!