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The World they Live In

It seems that my new found enthusiasm for my Blog has started to have the desired effect, whilst I am not yet ready to get back in the saddle and re- join Jezzrael, Tairn and Enord I have spent a majority of the day looking for both inspiration and advice from fellow aspiring writers.

This in itself may not sound like much of an achievement, but when you consider that my average Saturday would consist of a combination of League of Legends, World of Warcraft, Sim City and a host of TV shows, this focus for the best part of 7 hours is a real step in the right direction.

The main area that I have focused my “research” on today has been World building.

I’m fairly sure that I have mentioned this before, but I am a little stuck on where exactly So Far Untitled goes next.

I’ve got some set piece moments, a handful of characters and a few locations for them to hang out in, already all planned out in my head, but the overall plot line and the world that it plays out in is still somewhat shrouded in mist.  

Planning has never been one of my strong points, at both school and collage my homework/coursework was written the night before, interviews and work presentations have generally been frantically prepped for on the train to my destination, even the speech at my wedding day was written on a post it note an hour before the service.

Where in the events above I have managed to “wing it” writing a novel really isn’t a situation where that works.

I think that really focusing on the world itself and fleshing out the realm in which these characters exist will help my story move forwards.

My goal for April is to spend it really creating my world, making it feel real and expanding it beyond the grain of sand that it is now.

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  1. March 23, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Awesome stuff. That’s the best part about being creative for me, imagining worlds in which my characters and ideas could flourish in. Shame I never usually get as far as fleshing out said characters etc, but hey. Dunno if you use Reddit much, but they have a pretty awesome subreddit on world building full of helpful people posting their inspirations and resources: http://www.reddit.com/r/worldbuilding

  2. March 23, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    I understand where you say that “winging it” doesn’t work with writing. I find when I do that, the writing doesn’t usually go very well. I have to plan on where I plan on taking the story.

    Thanks for visiting my blog by the way!

  3. March 23, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    I completely understand your Saturday dilemma being a WoW addict myself and research is progress! That’s what I tell myself anyway.

    Pantsing may work for some novels and is largely the way I write, but I can’t imagine it working for pure fantasy. You have to create an entire new world! I’m exhausted just thinking about it. Best of luck to you!

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