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Given my IWSG post this month, I am working diligently towards a goal of sustaining myself. Not just because I want to be self-reliant, but because I have to be. I’m sure another place would open up to me and I can move and live there for a spell, but I don’t want to keep doing that. As they say, Need is the Mother of Invention.
I want to chronicle my journey as it pertains to writing. This blog is a major part of me, and all of you who visit my site have made it what it is. This year I expect to get to 50k views. So it’s only fitting that I keep everyone up to date.
However, this is a Writing Education blog, so I will try to throw some education in, for good measure.
Welcome to the final article of the Metal of Antiquities, where we have saved the best for last… Gold. While many of the metals first known to humans have definitely helped shaped our lives, none has had as much of an impact than Gold itself.
Gold moved empires. The quest for Gold is what started off many explorations of fact and fiction, and making things out of Gold showed off how rich one person was. Most of its value comes from its natural beauty as a metal and its rarity, though like Copper, greater uses were discovered in later ages. This one element is what inspired much of history itself.
Now we come to the last two Metals of Antiquity, and perhaps fitting, the two most important metals from the ancient age that had the greatest effect on mankind. While certain up for debate on which metal is the most important of the two, today we will discuss Iron.
Iron helped shaped mankind throughout history and much of what we see today in the modern world comes from this special metal, and certainly the alloy of Steel. While we will briefly discuss Steel, this article will go into greater detail about Iron itself and why you should give strong consideration to the metal when you design your world.
I apologize ahead of time, given the importance of Iron for human development, this article is quite long.
Today we talk about a giant in the metal world that is often unseen, but you feel its awesome potential anywhere and everywhere you go in this world. We are talking about Tin. It is a powerful element that is responsible for the Bronze Age and help in applications you wouldn’t think possible.
In this article, as we do another Metal of Antiquity, we’ll discuss all of that and more, looking at its importance in our world, its history, and why you need to consider it when making your world, whether a fantasy setting or a futuristic science fiction tale.
Welcome to another edition of the Madness Worldbuilding series. Starting with 2016, we are finishing up the Metals of Antiquity, the first set of metals known to the world since Ancient times and remained the only known metals until the 1700’s. Today we look at a really important metal: Lead.
Unlike all the metals we’ve reviewed so far, this one has had continuous use since it was founded. Even today, we use or touch something that has Lead in it. This is an important metal for you to consider for your book, even though it is a common metal, it has many uses worth noting.
Welcome to first Worldbuilding article of 2016, where we start things off with Mercury. Mercury has a rather… interesting, and partially horrific, history that remains relatively unknown today due to discontinued use of the element. This is largely due to the negative effects it has on our bodies, but this was only known in the last few hundred years, yet its history dates back to the ancient world.
The first part of 2016 will be covering the Metals of Antiquity. I have already covered Copper and Silver, with Mercury being one of 7 known metals known of until the 1700’s. All Metals of Antiquity is important for you to know when it comes to Worldbuilding, especially fantasy writers, thought it might be possible that without it, the world might not have been all that different.
This is a rather unique Literary term article, as it will make use of two terms rather than one. The reason is that both borrow from the same source but then divide from there. Rather than repeating information again, I will simply discuss both in this article.
Today we are tacking Basking in Reflected Glory (BIRG) and Cutting Off Reflected Failure (CORF).
When I originally did this article, I had given a great deal of research to this. Since that time, I have learned more as a writer and expand this article further.