At the commencement ….keeping it simple.
Any time you see ‘The Precipice Dominions’.
For anyone who is new to my blog……All about my series of Fantasy novels and the misadventures in getting to where I am now….Not just in the writing thereof, but also the gremlins in Word Press, The Publishing ‘Thing’, The Marketing ‘Thing’ and so on
At the foot of this post are links to previous posts which are about this journey. There is some repetition, mostly because I am inclined to explore a subject from several angles or styles.
This series of posts also arose from the need to keep the experiences and ideas from the first two volumes fresh thus enabling a reasonably smooth transition into Vol III, which as usual does not have a plot, nor plan of a plot or anything like. One day we arrived at some location in the world of these books (usually the empire of The Oakhostian, which is sort of based on Europe, in a geographical sense, that is), something is happens; the main characters are going about their more mundane businesses and away we go; several drafts and re-writes later and something will arise….actually I have an ending; it’s the rest of the book needs work.
And I am content in this world of the books, here I visit, ponder of what might be happening, footle around with my own cover designs (just in case- must have back up plan).
The subsequent posts with be about such topics as World Building (most important in Fantasy & SF), Balancing Plot with Character development, Continuity, Rational & Rationales, Politics, Religion (you can discuss both of these from a Fantasy novel perspective without getting into fearsome arguments- well most of the time), Societies, Violence, Humour and others I’ve not thought of yet.
That’s about it for the present. Just one writer’s journey.