Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Monthly Challenge: September

How is it October already? This year has flown by so fast! Bringing my monthly challenge post in late again but as they always say, better late than never, am I right?

So in September I set myself the challenge to flesh out my fantasy universe. I was trying to follow in the footsteps of J. R. R. Tolkien who created Middle Earth just for himself, completely fleshed out before his books ever were released. So I decided to create my world. I focused on creating a rough map of the land known as Thalmaren and I also did a very rough sketch of the royal capital city; Hysanthia. I 

I also started creating a very long list of names and surnames to give to the people who live in Hysanthia. My plan was to assign names and job titles to the citizens and then place them in various locations throughout the city so if I ever had need for a tailor or a blacksmith etc, I'd know exactly where to find them, who they were and what their very basic backstory was (relatives, employees etc). I didn't get as much of the world fleshed out as I would've liked but I'm glad I got some of it done at the very least. Plus, it was actually really fun for me. I love creating characters and worlds. It's probably one reason I became a writer. 

So overall, I'd say I got approximately 50% of this challenge done. I'm still going to call it a success though as my world is more fleshed out than it was a month ago and I'm happy about that.

Until next time,
Alli xo


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