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Doomy Summer of Editing DOOM, Volume ?

Doomy Summer of Editing DOOM, Volume ?

So today is the first REAL day of my vacation, somehow in my head. Though I’ve been officially off work since Tuesday, there were appointments and I had to go back in to work (unofficially) both Wednesday and Friday, and

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I’m Stealing Namibia

Or at least the Namib Desert. Here’s the deal–if you’ve hung around here at all, you know that I like to do things differently. When I came across the dare in the NaNoWriMo Fantasy forums to write a fantasy set

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NaNo Decision: This Time I Mean It

NaNo Decision: This Time I Mean It

So after a couple months of trying to decide–in my off moments that should have been spent on all my deadline-y stuff–what to do for NaNo, I had decided to write the third in my epic trilogy of magic, gay

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Day Twelve: The Speculative Element

Day Twelve: The Speculative Element

Every day this grows to require more time. Also, I’m coming up with stuff I don’t want to share, as it will ruin the story when you read it (as I certainly hope you will.) So I’m going to stop

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Day Eleven: Focus In

Today’s exercise is to expand on one area of the culture you’ve created for your world. We have a bare-bones timeline, the bare-bones elements of a language, the bare-bones of an economic and political scene. Drat, running out of time!

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Day Ten: Mood and Culture

Day Ten: Mood and Culture

So! Moving on. PDF here, in case you didn’t get it yet. Exercise (recap): As stated above. Settle on the overall mood for your story if you haven’t already. Look through your timeline, political groups, and language notes and mark

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Day Nine: Languages

Day Nine: Languages

I’ve already done much of this, but I’ll post it in order to stay on course. Exercise: Listen to how different syllables sound to you. Do they excite you? Do you associate a particular sound with an emotion or place

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