world-building is something I gravitate towards the most with my unfinished stories?
As I had mentioned before, I am a world-builder first and a writer/storyteller second.
Realizing this about me was a bit hard and makes worlds of sense?
Thoughts and Feelings?
I shall explain more later because I need to sleep.
Well, if world building fascinates you then, read books of world building. Not every writer writss stories.
Yeah, but its just that I would love to create a story that I know I can give life to.
Let me put it this way, Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series has some very rich reoccouring characters, but some of the earliest stories was not plot or character oriented but world building oriented.
The Color of Magic and The light Fantastic are both focused on mapping the world.
I hear about Discworld a lot. Like, how many books are in the Discworld series though?
Apart of me still wants to stick to Red Reign, because I know that I can might a story that will make me happy. Yet, I have been working with Red Reign and stories similar to it that it’s like I don’t know what else to do or if I can come up with something totally new and unique to me.
Ugh! Much Frustration!
Something like 41 of them.
That’s shy I mentioned the 1st 2 since it aets the tone for the series.
Thanks for letting me know this.
But wouldn’t a short story or a novella work better since I am more focused on the worldbuilding, since it seems like the characters I write are so phony and lacking most of the time?
Not complaining, just something I’ve noticed in my writing, hence I don’t read as much and don’t plan to get published.
Get it as an audiobook throufh interlibrary loan if you must, and listen to it in chunka while you doodle.
I haven’t read them, but I’ve heard that each book is a standalone and you can read them in any order. So if you don’t read the whole series, it doesn’t matter. You could just read one book and see if you like it. They’re supposed to be funny. (*＾-‘) 乃
Well, by read I mean you could listen to the audiobook like JLO said. ☜(ˆ▿ˆc)
I’ve heard from plenty people that the Discworld books are humorous.
Another thing I’ve thought about was doing a short story about a certain historical, legendary, mythical, or whatever type of event that takes place in my fictional world that involves a few characters that personally lived through or dealt with the event.
Most of my current stories are me trying to focus on the worldbuilding while having the character figure out their goals and their purpose in the world.
I do have the event that takes place in the history of the world tie in to the plot, but honestly, I try to focus more on the event that what the character needs to do and get done.
I can’t explain it, but I really focus on the history and events that shaped the world more so than the characters.
Maybe a shorter story or some novella centered on the event with a few characters that play a part could work out. An anthology would also do some good too.
Thoughts and feelings?
So why not make the main character someone who ISN’T from this world and is trying to figure it all out? Then you have an excuse for intensive worldbuilding as the character tries to figure out where she is and how to escape, what she’s doing there, who to trust, etc. Maybe it could work…? ¯\_(ﭢ)_/¯
Like an isekai or portal fantasy?
Sure! I was picturing something like Alice in Wonderland…is that a portal fantasy? Whatever you want to do is what you should do. If you’re not excited about the book, then you’ll lose interest in it before it’s finished, so come up with a scenario that intrigues you! ( ˆ◡ˆ)۶ ٩(˘◡˘ )
An isekai sounds really interesting right now.
Alice is portal. Isekai is unintended posession.