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Worldbuilding #4 — Ocean, Continents, Lakes, and Islands

worldbuilding logo2Welcome to another edition of the Madness Worldbuilding series. By this point, we have a basic map. Doesn’t seem like much. While I am excited by the promise it has, I think we need to add a little colour to it.

In this tutorial, we are going to do some steps that are necessary for later steps, which you’ll be glad we did. These elements will help us to clearly define the Oceans, the Continents, Lakes, and Islands. Read more

Worldbuilding #3 – Continents

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Welcome to the third edition of the Worldbuilding series. Also, Happy Earth Day. Funny how things fall into place.

So far with this series we’ve talked about our planet and tools we’ll use. Unfortunately, we have one more tool to discuss today, however, there is the nice added benefit of starting to build your world.

After reading this and following the directions, you’ll have an outline of your continents. Exciting stuff.

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Worldbuilding #2 – Tools

worldbuilding logo2Welcome to the second edition of the Worldbuilding series.

Unfortunately, this will be an informational article like the last one, but I promise you, the next article we will get our hands dirty.

We’ll be discussing tools today, that will allow us to do everything we need to make our world. So we’ll download our tools and learn how to use those tools to make our world.

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Worldbuilding #1 – Earth

worldbuilding logo2Knowing what this series of articles have to offer, I’m sure you want to dive in and get into designing you world. I don’t blame you as designing a world is a lot of fun. Just for Map Making, there are 20 articles that will take you along the journey of making your world. Before we can get started, we need to go over preliminary information.

This article goes over some basics about our planet. To understand our plant helps us design our own world for our stories.

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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 #10b – Advanced Rivers

WorldWelcome to another edition of my Worldbuilding series. I apologize for the length between articles, and it is my plan to start doing these on a regular basis.

You may believe by this point, we’ve said everything we can about rivers. Not quite yet. There is still more to discuss. Fortunately, this will be the last article about rivers, at least for now.

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Countdown to NaNo — Introduction

Participant-2014-Twitter-ProfileNovember 1st is soon upon us, and it is time for NaNoWriMo. Already been a year… what a year it has been. I published one book, which has great reviews. I have met a great number of people who have given me fantastic support. I rubbed elbow with authors, and I now have a voice within the community. A small one, but it is there.

It was last years NaNo that convinced me to become an author once more. I didn’t just complete it, I annihilated it. 50,000 words in 14 days. Will I do it again? I don’t know. I know I’ll get 50,000 words. Maybe in 40 days, maybe in 10 days.

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Guest Blogging on J. Rose Allister’s blog [REPOST]

As writers, we need to support each other any ways we can, and one of the best ways is to post an article on someone elses blog. This article is about your equipment that you find in your story and an approach on how to write it in properly. You certainly don’t want to have Batman’s Utility Belt where you always have the solution, but at the same time you don’t want to constrict your writing that you are bound by what you write. Check it out.

A note, that while I do a variety of Sci-Fi and Fantasy, this blog is by an erotica author. The reason I chose to have a post here is that there are a lot of good articles on the craft of writing, and at the end of the day, writing is writing and the rules are crucial for all forms of writing. So check out my article and check out other articles on the site. There is a treasure of advice waiting for you to find.

http://www.jroseallister.com/2013/12/on-writing-cool-equipment-for-your.html

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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Worldbuilding #10 – Basic Rivers

WB IconWelcome to another edition of my Worldbuilding series. Due to massive amounts of information about rivers, it will be very difficult to sum them up in 1 – 2 articles, and so, I am dedicating the month of September to Rivers. I hope to do 3 – 4 articles this month about rivers, providing a lot of key information and teach you some techniques in how to put rivers on your map. This will be the most extensive section of map making and you will now understand why we waited so long to do rivers.

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