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Worldbuilding #11 – Wetlands

WorldWelcome to another edition of worldbuilding. I know I said in the last tutorial that I was done doing Rivers. However, Wetlands are quite a bit different from rivers. It is best to think of Wetlands as a combination as a water source (river, lake, ocean) and land.

There is a lot of information to go over today. Lots to learn.

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Worldbuilding #10a – River Sediment and Floodplains

WorldAs I mentioned, there are a lot to rivers. You can simply draw a squiggly line from point A to point B and call it a day, but if you really want to understand the how and why of a river, especially if you are seeking an accurate story, then we need to go into finer detail of rivers.

In reading this, you may ask why do we need to go into so much detail about rivers. Often times in narrative, rivers are treated as water inside a ditch. It’s more complicated that that. In knowing how rivers work, may change elements of your story.

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Red Herring & Retroactive Continuity — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

RA rough few letters and in the past week, and I start a new week with a somewhat easy letter. It’s a nice load off my mind, considering that this week and next week will be the hardest part of the challenge. Just one day at a time.

From the messages I’ve received, my posts have helped people learn a lot and that makes me very proud, as my goal with this blog is to teach people.

The words today is Red Herring and Retroactive Continuity.

As always, look forward to hearing from you. I feel I have made some new friends thanks to the contest, and it is always a welcome surprise to see your posts. Special shout out to fellow AtoZ Challenge Tasha Sophie Sara Veronica Nicohle and thank you for your support.

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Worldbuilding #5 — Ocean Depth and Land texture

Welcome back the the world building series. In our last episode we defined our land, and by extension our oceans. We even filled in the colour. Now we take our colour to the next level by adding in ocean depth and Land texture. The ocean depth is more for a visual effect to make it look interesting, but the land texture will be vital for the rest of the tutorial.

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Worldbuilding — Introduction

I will soon start writing a fantasy series and started trying to picture the world where my story takes place, but was having difficulty. I decided that I would try to draw it out, but I lacked the ability to draw and even if I try to fake it, I didn’t know how to make my land appear organic and nearly random. While there are many tools out there to help out with that, most of them cost money.

Money is a funny thing for us writers. Generally our primary focus when it comes to spending money is on professional editing, cover design, and any tools that help us release a book. So making a map of our world and designing further elements that may not be in our initial story is frivolous. It is nice to have a map, but not crucial. But wouldn’t you like one anyways?

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