Wednesday, September 17, 2008
It's World Building Time
I've reached the portion in my new story where I'll be stretching and expanding my current creations. It's time for world building. I'm very excited because usually I love that portion of the other fantasy/paranormal novels I've read. There are authors who are particularly talented at this--Patrick Rothfuss springs to mind as does JK Rowling, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Octavia Butler, and the master--Tolkien, plus too many others to name.
So, I'm stoked about the descriptions, figuring out the particulars and getting everything just so. Hopefully what I'll accomplish is to make all the colors in my mind translate to the page.
Here's an article written by S. Andrew Swann that does a wonderful job of covering the comprehensive points that need to be heeded when world building: