What will we all blog about 26 times during April, the only rule is that the letter for that day must be there somewhere. There will be words by the thousands, subjects by the dozens – a crazy round of organised mayhem.
So I have entered again. Mad fool that I am. Last year I blogged my way through the reading and travel of my life so, I thought, I would blog about something very different this year. I have been studying world building, retrospectively, in relation to my Sefuty Chronicles and for the future of my next attempt at NaNoWrMo, in November. I have read a lot, from other writers, how they go about it, and attended a couple of workshops.
It fascinates me this world Building – such power for the creator. However, there are rules, and for successful world building the rules are clear enough. There must be logical/reasonable geography and history, culture, life forms, myths and legends and if a fantasy or fairytale there must be magic both natural and controlled (magic also has rules, did you know?) Higher beings, who control the magic or who know the secrets. A whole lot of other stuff as well, such as leaders,politics, technologies etc.
This year on A-Z I am going world building. There will be some of the above – the reason for the geography, some flora and fauna. I will discuss a little sociology and anthropological aspects, not much I don’t want to bore you. There will be some natural magic and some invented, some mention of the special few who control it.