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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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Day Nine Delayed

I have spent all day in a fog and I cannot brain. Day nine will come tomorrow–or I may stop the borrowed exercises and come up with my own. No promises, though. As I said in a comment on an

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World-Building, Day Eight

World-Building, Day Eight

Day eight, economics and politics. Just as you examined your timeline for events and pressures, now examine your map for resources and deficits. For five minutes, make a few notes on the map to mark places that have more of

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World-Building, Day Seven

World-Building, Day Seven

One problem is that I’m not sure of any major civilizations. The Devastation pretty much knocked everyone on their asses–it’s taken three thousand years to crawl back out of the dark age, and the world isn’t a bunch of bordering nations anymore. It’s bits of civilization scattered across the face of the planet. So…skip the first question, if it’s not answered by the date of the Devastation.

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