Friday, October 19, 2012
I love reading books where the setting is as important as the characters or the storyline. Books like Harry Potter, The Hobbit, even StarTrek give me worlds I want to stay in long after the characters solve their problems. I wanted to open every door in Hogwarts. I wanted to live in Middle Earth and on the Enterprise or at least on the Earth where poverty, war, and hunger had been eliminated.
That's the type of book I want to write someday.
From the author's I've spoke with world-building is almost more fun than the writing part, but where to start? I have a few ideas, so I'll be doing some exercises with settings over the next few weeks. Dipping my toes into the role of the gods and building new worlds.
Wish me luck!