It’s common for fantasy stories to have a medieval backdrop – castles, men (or women) on horseback and fire torches instead of battery operated torches. Of course, writers don’t have to use this setting. They can do whatever they want, because it’s fantasy! That’s the beauty of the genre. Anyway, by accident I stumbled on … Read moreMedieval Demographics Made Easy
With my recent decision to scrap a couple of projects I’ve been working on, one in particular, I’ve been thinking about what projects I’m going to concentrate on now. Not being one for working on too many projects at a time, I’ve decided to go with two manuscripts. One is a much loved project that … Read more30 Days of WorldBuilding
Yesterday I discovered that there’s an online fantasy game which uses the same name as my fantasy world. The fact that the fantasy game’s name describes the land is even more disturbing, because should my novel be published I wouldn’t want anyone to think I stole the name even though I’ve been using it for … Read moreFantasy World Names
The English Revolution 1640 by Christopher Hill – this website is quite detailed but it might prove useful, if I can bring myself to read it all. (I hate reading on the computer.) Well, I’m calling it a night. It’s been a long week and I need to relax.
Britannia: Monarchs of Britain gives more information on another aspect of what I’m looking for. This is becoming even more interesting and I can see that this is going to fit in with my story really well. 🙂
As I mentioned in my last post, I’ll be doing a bit of research on a certain time period in history and The Oliver Cromwell Website has started me off on the right foot. Naturally, I knew the name but I wasn’t sure of anything else. I’ve also been to the library and borrowed four … Read moreThe Oliver Cromwell Website
An editor asked this question: Why do your characters speak the English language? My first reaction was: Because they do. Because I do. So what? Who cares what language they speak? My second reaction was to go to my message board and ask the question there and see what people said. I will admit that … Read moreMy World’s History
It’s your story so why not create your own world. Personally, the thing I especially like about writing fantasy novels is the opportunity to create my own world. The people and the place can be exactly how I want them to be because it is a fantasy world, I don’t have to follow rules. The … Read moreBuilding a Fantasy World