Wednesday, February 26, 2014

World Building

As I write, I have come to the conclusion that I need to stop for a little while to work on World Building. I have a lot of ideas in my head on the history of the world that I am creating, the landscape, special cities and towns that the story will take place. In order to realize this to the reader and provide a clear understanding, there are some things that I can do to make this better. After all, my goal is to create an engaging story that the reader feels is real to a point.

Over the next two weeks, I am going to work on developing a map of the world. This will contain landscape features, such as mountains, rivers, seas, and other important items. This will also show the divisions of the land so the reader can get a feel for the conflict. In addition to this, I will be working on the overall history of the world. This will explain the mythical gods, the history of the people, wars, and anything that has driven the culture over the last thousand years.

I plan to release this as something free for people to read. Most likely I will upload it to my website and Amazon. It would be in support of the books, not a book in itself.

By doing this, I want to create a deeper culture for the characters to live in. I want the stories to come alive within a world that has meaning to the reader. This has driven me to change my focus to writing a series of books. I am still working on the first book, however, I have been able to write the general outline for the next two in the series.

Exciting times and a lot is happening. Check back soon. I will be posting many things, such as pictures as I work on the map and history excerpts of the land and people.

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