In recent years, there’s been a lot of debate out there about whether or not worldbuilding is important and how you should go about it. You’ll find opinions vary widely from person to person. Me, I’m of the opinion that worldbuilding is incredibly important for writers in the fantasy and science-fiction genres. Read on to find out why.
“What’s in a name?” When Shakespeare penned that infamous question so many centuries ago, he was speaking of the idea that the essence of an object or person remains the same regardless of what it’s called. Indeed, the rose of which Juliet spoke during her not-so-secret thoughts on the nature of Romeo has many names — a different one in each human language, for starters. So what does this mean for us as writers or in terms of world building in general? Read more.
To earth or not to earth — that is the question. And every fiction writer, in some shape or form, has had to answer it. I don’t care if you’re writing about a serial killer in the suburbs of Chicago or a clumsy alien zookeeper on planet Froofus, your story’s locale crossed your mind, if only briefly. And this throws us smack into the arena of world building. Read more.
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Find Me on FacebookMeet Peeps. She’s one of my 9-week-old Transylvanian naked neck pullets. Know why I love them? They look like perpetually disgruntled old women in bad wigs. But they are so damn sweet. ... See MoreSee LessI love draugr lore.Law and the Dead.An Encounter with the Restless Dead."Unlike the dead of other Indo-European descendant cultures, the dead always walked in Iceland. Draugar, they were called, revenants. .Other places had them too – the Greeks, for example. They too knew revenants and practiced arm-pittingdead enemies, severing the vital tendons that would allow ambulation should the deceased arise to walk and seek revenge (Ogden 162). But the Greeks also had ghosts; the preference for cremation during the Archaic Era coincided with a diversification of Greek underworld beliefs. .The previously faceless dead that existed unaware of the living world above now understood that their descendants poured out and burned offerings for them. The expansion of cremation burial also coincided with the arrival of the psychopomps – a role which would be extended during the Classical Era (F. P. Retief “Burial Customs”)..The Icelanders though, they did not burn their dead, and so their dead walked as you or I do (Davidson 9).".Read the full article at Seo Helrune here:seohelrune.com/2018/05/22/law-dead/..#TheHeathenUndergroundAgainstHate #HeathenUnderground #TheHeathenUnderground #Heathen #asatru #pagan .[Art by JFoliveras on Deviantart] ... See MoreSee Less