One of the most important things in fantasy literature is the idea of the hearty meal. The hobbits’ second breakfast comes to mind, and the Turkish delight enjoyed by Edmund upon meeting the White Witch, and every scene from Harry Potter that takes place in the Great Hall. Food is important in fantasy novels, and … More Inspiration, October 12
My main character’s home city, Heredo, is situated on the banks of Lake Shiniren. Since I, too, currently live in a thriving city on the banks of a huge lake, I figured drawing from my own life would be efficient. I took this picture a few weeks ago when walking on the shore of Lake … More Inspiration, October 11
Continuing in the architectural vein . . . This is an actual photograph — check out all the dusters! I like the bridge-type structure in the background. I could imagine that being a train track of some kind. In the capital city where my heroine lives, Heredo, the train operates on a raised track above … More Inspiration, October 9
I love the old architecture in this photo. Churches, train stations, old buildings. I love thinking about what my cities are going to look like. Horse-drawn buggies, cobblestone, everything.
Today’s inspiration isn’t a picture, but rather a Tumblr post that I found particularly interesting. I think I might try this. Seems like a good way to get to know your character.
My sixth day of inspiration for NaNoWriMo. … More Inspiration, October 6
There will be a library of some kind in my world. Cool, right? Right. Books. I’m thinking my character is going to go here looking for some kind of knowledge integral to her story arc – I would tell you what, but spoilers!
I figure if I’m going to do this thing, I should actually do it right. Here are the things I’m hoping to accomplish with my foray into National Novel Writing Month: 1.) Write at least 1,000 words per day. 2.) Make writing every day a habit (that I continue after November, clearly) 3.) Get excited … More NaNoWriMo Goals
Here’s how I actually view my character at the beginning: My character is in the lower class – so she won’t be wearing all the frills and expensive-looking clothes. It will be something more like this, except I’m thinking either red or gray for the skirt. And of course she’ll have a coat for when … More Inspiration, October 4
General steampunk tomfoolery. This kind of stuff is cool. Not sure how I’m going to factor it into the novel yet, but I like looking at it.