Tag Archive for Lord of the Rings

NaNoWriMo Brings you: Fantasy Pet Peeves

Participant-2014-Twitter-ProfileNational Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo or NaNo) is soon upon us and the forums are buzzing with posts about ideas people have, help others, discussing the written language, or sharing of their fears.

For me, NaNo is like the Little League World Series. Countries all over the world coming together to compete, except it is more like Golf, since this is more of an individual achievement than a team achievement. For some, it is a pathway to becoming a writer, others it is a hobby that is fun and challenging.

 

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Thinking Out Loud & 3rd-Person Narrative — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

TWe are now on T, or as I call it, The beginning of The end. This experience has been like running a marathon. We are past the runners high and we see the goal in sight, and yet all we want to do is stop and fall over. But we know that in stopping, we won’t start again, so we must push on through to the end.

Today we have Thinking Out Loud and 3rd-Person Narrative.

The battle is soon over and I know each of you will be there until the very end.

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Catastrophe & Conflict — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

CThree days in and we are going strong. I am blown away by the response of all of you. I feel very empowered to continue with this.

Now we are on C. C as in Cookie, the first letter of my name, and for Capt. Crunch. It is a powerful letter. Today we discuss two important terms, Catastrophe and Conflict.

Like before, I will go ahead and discuss each one as best as I can and then link them together, or at least find a way to do so. I ask that you leave your comments below and let me know what you think.

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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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