Can you post every day except Sundays during this month? And to up the bar, can you blog thematically from A to Z? That’s the A to Z challenge! And I’ve decided to have a go. I’m pleased to announce that I have already had one small success this morning by successfully putting a new badge on the blog, so I’m on a roll.
The challenge doesn’t count the Sundays in April which leaves 26 days--one day for each letter of the alphabet.
I love stories set in alternative worlds. Philip Pullman ‘His Dark Materials’ trilogy of fantasy novels comprising Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass. Garth Nix ‘Abhorsen Trilogy’ including Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen are some of my favourites.
Since I’m preparing to do the Fantastic Fiction element of my MA in September, I’ve been doing a lot of pre reading. Which has resulted in me getting more and more confused about how I was going to build my fantasy world until I was given this incredible tip from a great (if unpublished) author.
‘Have you seen ‘The Last Samurai’ with Tom Cruise?’
I admitted I had.
‘Remember how the main character kept a journal of how these extraordinary people behaved? Do that. Lots of cups of coffees. Day dream and make notes on your world, get all the daily details down on paper.’
Best advice ever! If you are building an entire new world why not give it a go?’