03 September 2012

Writer's Dreams

This is the culmination of several years of dreams, along with a little procrastination while my characters danced in the world between sleeping and waking. Of course they were intent on having the time of their lives while my world building skills were being put to the test.

I've had a bit of trouble with a few of the characters as they wanted to step through the portal to my world before theirs was ready.  It's been an adventure most of the time, a hard day's work sometimes, to keep them in their proper place.  Hopefully, they have learned the same lessons I have as their world unfolded in fits and starts.

Some of them have pushed their way to the forefront, making sure I knew they were there and ready to tell their story.  Others are still hanging back and need to be coaxed to tell me a few tidbits about their lives.  Still, I stand at that portal and can see others in the background that I'd dearly love to talk to and get their stories.

A bit about the process and the people who have inspired me to continue on this journey through another world, another time and other's lives.  This is by no means a comprehensive list.

The first to give me that "aha" moment was, of course, my high school English teacher.  Amazing what those little notes in the margins can sprout in the mind of a student. That one little seed has given me a whole new appreciation for "faith like a mustard seed."

A few years ago, when I set out to write a book and found the Nanowrimo site, my niece bought a book "Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy" by Crawford Kilian.  I've read that book though many times when I got stuck on something.  I've fav'ed a lot of sites that offer writer tips and strategies-I keep grabbing this one book when I need to think something through and that couch looks very inviting.

Another set of people who have encouraged me one way or another are my sons and their friends.  At the turn of the century, (heehee), my computer skills were next to nothing and my sons and friends patiently taught me enough to run through the "big library in the sky" on my own. {I have me own ideas on the 'Net and where it is.}

Another part of the education was listening to them as they created their own worlds in the rpg's they enthusiastically engaged in.  I even participated in a few of the games until the XBox came along with its many, many buttons. That still defeats me. Arrrgh, one of these days, I'll advance past Hexic D. My son downloaded Peggle for me and I've looked at it, even tried one or two of the buttons.

Some of the other ideas for my world came from answering the questions I had about the world when I was growing up in my own fashion.  We'll just have to see how that turns out when I finally get my first book published.  Dream, dream dream. Work, read, work.

A few of the bloggers who have contributed to my world building and character sketches through their various posts may agree to do a guest post.  My way of saying thanks for their contribution.  MiiGwetch, many thanks.

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