This blog is more than just keeping up with me about my daily writing habits. But what else is there?
LET’S TALK ABOUT IT
Hey guys, welcome back to the blog. I have been very busy with booking guests for my podcast, WRITER GROUPIE and you can look forward to a bunch of great guests in the new year, yay for 2020!
(If you want to check out my latest interview on WGP – go to http://www.writergroupie.net and read all about it.
For my current WIP, a YA fantasy, as of yet untitled, I have been stricken with a lack of world-builders disease. Yes, a lack of it. I need to do way more world-building on this book than I have currently done, and I think that is why my writing has slowed significantly. You, as the author, cannot write about a place you do not know as intimately as your own back teeth.
And as has been said better by others before me, world-building is so much more than what a character is wearing, or what they eat, or what the weather is.
And in my honest opinion, lack of W-B shows in the read. I have picked up books that went too far as well. You have a thin line to wobble around between what to put in and what to leave out. Sort of like making a chicken pasta dish. It matters a great deal when someone tastes the writing (well, you know what I mean!)
THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN WORLD-BUILDING
- Be sure to include important things for the reader to know about the world that they are reading in, and don’t overdo it
- Remember your audience. A young adult reader may get the inferences you put in there but a middle-grade may not.
- Do a rough sketch of a map for the world. At least you will know where the place is that you are showing the reader.
About my daily writing
So, it has been going really well. I hit the 40k mark this week, and it isn’t even NanoWriMo yet! It really helped me when I realized I needed a new first chapter!
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