A to Z Blog Challenge is here again, and this year I’ve decided to participate. I’ve done it a few years back and I’m glad to do it again. So click the more button down below to see what my theme will be.
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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.
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 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.
Today is a new day for a Worldbuilding article. It takes me several days to produce one of these articles, as I do a lot of research into them, to which I am glad to do. There is a lot of satisfaction when I can bring it all together, and enjoy the feedback, especially on reddit.
Today we discuss Silver. Silver is part of the 7 Metals of Antiquity, which are the known metals of the world until the 1800’s. I plan to cover each of these as they are the most likely metals to show up in your world, especially for fantasy writers.
So far we’ve discussed metals for the worldbuilding series, today we take a sidestep and look at another element important to our society, Concrete.
It’s hard to go anywhere today and not see some form of concrete, whether in building, roads, bridges, or a vast variety of other things. Like metal, it has been one of the key elements that has shaped our modern society, starting nearly 300 years ago. However, it is not a new concept and has been around since prehistoric times.
Welcome to the first article of my new Worldbuilding series. This, in many ways, is a sequel to my previous Worldbuilding series. Unlike the last one, which focused on Geography and Map Making, this series will cover everything else that goes into Worldbuilding. The goal with this is to be able to answer questions that many other Worldbuilding sources will ask you. This series will help educate you on a variety of topics that are important to designing your world that you likely never thought about before.
Welcome to another edition of Internet Writer’s Support Group. A time honoured tradition for my site where I reveal my thoughts and feelings as a writer. Sometimes those thoughts are good, other times, not so good. Today, I will discuss my new Patreon account. What is it, why am I doing it, and how this will affect me as a writer.