In part six of The Box of Secrets, I again, as earlier in the story, wanted to put the curse and chant of a specific character in my own language. This meant writing the curse and chant and then translating it. As I have a limited vocabulary at the moment in this language (I can’t…… Continue reading Worldbuilding Wednesday – a curse and a chant
In Box of Secrets a healer needs to use both the Ruon charms and a chant to heal one of the characters.
In one of his newsletters (for which you can sign up here ), David Farland gave a number of questions you should ask yourself when starting or when writing a series.
The embroidered charms of the Ruon can be divided into two main types – healing charms and guarding charms.
You may be asking yourself ‘what on earth’ right now. The truth is, I feel quite silly. No, actually I feel like a downright idiot. I’ve posted this map before: It’s a straightforward map, but for a while, while figuring out some of the final trade routes (which does play a part in the story,…… Continue reading Worldbuilding Wednesday: Remembering That the World is Round
Here is an example of one of these worldbuilding notes which focuses on the Airahna found in the world of Airtha-Eyrassa in which The Ruon Chronicles takes place.
Worldbuilding can be very intricate and there is a lot of information you have to keep in mind when working in a secondary world – or when including fantasy or supernatural elements in your world. While writing about the creation of The Ruon Chronicles’ world, Airtha-Eyrassa, I realised that I needed to ask myself how…… Continue reading Worldbuilding Wednesday – How Mythical Is Your World?
I find that sometimes “writer’s block” can simply be that you need to get into the right headspace to write the next scene, especially if it is an especially difficult or emotional scene.
I won’t lie – I love maps. Whether they are of real or mythical places, a place I know very well or a place I still wish I could visit one day. For the Airtha-Eyrassa books I’m writing, I need much more detailed maps.
While a book of first names is very handy (I own some myself), you sometimes need to look a little further for names for a secondary world.