Feedback is welcome with the note that what I feel like I can enjoy writing will probably be the deciding vote – although on that note, good comments make me enjoy writing something more.
Today’s Poll Picked the setting of my current impulse project, Digging for Pants.
Okay this is going to be FUN!
Today’s #WorldBuildingWednesday is a setting I dreamed up for my incomplete #NanoWrimo 20…18? story The Jeweled Pomegranate , which could loosely be described as
Academics Having Adventures
+ Magical Items
+ Forced to Be Together (via said Magical Items)
+ A Ruined Wold.
So! The Ruins! In a time Before, the world was hit with a series of what are now called subside-ances – pretty much semi-magical sinkholes big enough to swallow, say, the Smithsonian.
That is… almost all I know.
I know there are universities with research professors (& grad students) who they send to explore in these places, either for “grave robbing” (they’re not inherently graves) or information acquisition, and all that grey area in between.
And I know that magical items *definitely* exist.
Oh, and that money exists.
So! I’m asking you: ask me questions! Help me work on #WorldBuilding this world of… exploring a previous era of the world!
Today, I am feeling uncreative, and so I beg your aid in a story I am writing for the Great NanoWrimo Prompt Call.
I point your attention, if I may, to the world of Things Unspoken.
Cities/places already in existence include
Scheffenon, the Scheif Harbor, high on the Northern Sea (where there are Cornesc-speaking people)
(Scheffenon isnot a Cornesc word, but one from the people who had been here before)
Orschëst, down by the southern border
Corthwin (where the Ash remains unburnt)
the western cities, the ones that had once belonged to an Empire called only To (never the To Empire, the Tovan nation, or anything else, just To)
Here is a very draft map – http://www.lynthornealder.com/2015/04/28/what-happens-in-meetings-a-draft-map-of-part-of-the-unspoken-world/
So! I need another city. There’s sort of obviously not one language to this Empire, so it doesn’t have to sound like those above, but should sound… “exotic?” Well, not Springfield or Washington, let’s go with that.
(Most of my named people have Eastern-European-inspired names, just as a note)
(If I get more than one, i’ll clearly just have to write another story)
You may have noticed that I have come to the end of Haunted House!
This leaves me with a slot for posting things and being uncertain what to work on next.
So I thought I’d ask you guys!
- Leave the slot open and work on getting Haunted House edited and ready for publication
- Leave the slot open for rotating prompt calls of short stories
- Pick up one of the following:
- Purchase Negotiation
- Post-Scar City
- Post-Scarcity Mystery
- Catboys in Cages
- Pick up something else (your suggestion)
- Portal Closed has been suggested & seconded
- Desmond’s Climb has been suggested & seconded
- Bee-pocalypse has been suggested
- Science! (the Chickens) has been suggested
- Fairy Town: Whitney & the Crossroads Park, or Katydid’s series
- Space Accountant
- Start a new serial (your suggestion)
- Dragons next Door
- Aunt Family
- Things Unspoken
Note: I have Kael’s Tower earmarked to work on when I finish Hidden Mall, and Funerary Rites was giving me a lot of trouble the last time I tried to work on it, thus why they’re not on the list.
crossposted from Patreon.
That’s not as important, however, as what you think, so please tell me: what do you think about my options?
In spending November picking up loose ends, I seem to have dropped all those other skeins…
What, of my long-running projects, are you most interested in seeing me continue (up to, say, 10 suggestions)?
Okay, that's fun enough to make into a meme:
If I wrote a setting just for you, what would it look like?
— Lyn Thorne-Alder (@lynthornealder) January 15, 2017
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsI was playing around with my friends on Twitter (thinking about Month of Letters) and this came up.
So: If I wrote a setting just for you, what would it look like?
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is my current project list for November.
But I know me. I know that I do better with some fun stuff on the list. And I know my call-for-random-numbers people. I know that less than 7 items makes people less into the game.
is my October list as it stands today.
is stuff that’s fallen off the list.
“Bingo” is currently H/C Bingo.
The 7th Sanctum link is: http://www.seventhsanctum.com/generate.php?Genname=writeprompt
Some of the others, I’m not even sure: Ask if you want to know.
I need three projects to play with during November. What should they be?
1. Finish It
4. Hurt/Comfort Bingo
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— Lyn Thorne-Alder 🍃 (@lynthornealder) September 8, 2016
The idea is more or less a project written in the vein of Dystopic YA stories, with a heavy dose of broodingYAhero. I’m not doing nano, just doing a project I start writing in November… or something. It’ll be derivative, of course: that’s the whole plan.
Anyway, above is poll question #1: Where is it?
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April’s Auxpril is about getting new fans! (Which leads of course to the question of: for what? I’m a mult-project girl; should I focus on fans for the fan-fic (blood for the blood god?), fans for Edally, fans for my vast corpus of unfinished work (i.e., this blog…)
Sometimes, one of those can translate into another, in theory. So I’ll ask about all three:
- Where do you go to find Fanfic? I have accounts and stories posted on AO3 and Twisting the Hellmouth, and don’t mind writing in a specific fandom if it draws people.
- Where do you go to find original fiction on the internet? I’m listed on Web Fiction Guide, Epiguide, and Muse’s Success (shamless plug: I still pay in fic for every two reviews, and Edally is sadly underreviewed)
- Writers: Where do you go to find audience?
I know ysabetwordsmith and others have used the Bingo Challenges to go fishing for audience; did you find that it worked?
Project Wonderful ads, sure, but how do you make them engaging enough to draw people in?
- If you’re already a regular reader, how did you find this blog?
Any suggestions on making it easier for readers to move from one section of my work (blog, fanfic, serial) to another?
Thanks! Also, if you’re a new fan, thank you! Where did you come from and how do I clone you? 😀
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