November 3rd, 2019

  • agdhani

NaNoWriMo 2019: Day 3--Building a Believable World

Day 3 Word Count Target: 5001

Some of us prefer to write in the 'real-world' places we know, time periods familiar to us, or in fan-fiction settings where the rules (or most of them) have been laid out for us by someone else. But there is something satisfying and 'god-like' in creating a fictitious world for our characters to play in. Where would we be without the world-building efforts of Tolkein or Roddenberry and Martin? Doing so believably, making the world 'real' for the readers, is both a source of frustration and joy.

I thrive on world-building. I love it. Invariably, no matter how much thought goes into the process, niggling details pop up during writing that I did not anticipate in the planning stages (like...really...what does my MC do for a bathroom in a Viking-like community...can't he just hold it until the end of the story? lol)

Here are just a few things to consider when building a sandbox for your playthings:

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Do you have any favorite world-building resources? What do you like most or hate the most about the process? What details do you tend to forget?
Teen Wolf::Derek::Hale House

Word of the Day 11/03/19 Erumpent

Erumpent (adjective)
erumpent [ ih-ruhm-puh nt ]

1. bursting forth.
2. (of fungi or algae) prominent; projecting from or bursting through host tissue.

Origin: 1640–50; < Latin ērumpent- (stem of ērumpēns), present participle of ērumpere, equivalent to ē- e- + rumpere to break; see -ent

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
1MW-Snoopy-hard work
  • haldoor

Comment fic rewards banners!

And yes! I have finally managed the September challenge banners! WOOT. Of course we won't discuss how I haven't managed the monthly stats for October yet, but I'll get there!

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Use the banners how you will - put them in your profile, spread them round the internet, show them off to your grandkids/furbabies, or just stack 'em up in your hard-drive for your own pleasure! ;-)