And Rebekah’s A-Z Challenge Theme is…

Really, you didn’t think it was going to be THAT easy to find out, did you? Okay, it’s not actually going to be THAT hard, but this is a blog hop, so click on the A to Z Theme Reveal badge to visit the other blogs in this hop! And keep scrolling down on this post…Β 

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*drumroll*

*cartwheels*

*cat toss*

Are any of you actually reading these anymore? *giggle*

Okay, for real now…

My theme for the 2014 A-Z Challenge is…

Original background image by DonkeyHotey.
Original background image by DonkeyHotey.

I’ve talked a lot about my love of worldbuilding, both on this blog and my previous one, but never gone into much detail of HOW I worldbuild. So, that’s changing.

I will have a post up the day before the A-Z challenge starts of how to actually use the A-Zs of Worldbuilding to make your own world. And don’t worry, it won’t be too complicated. I will tell you now, though, that it will have a focus on worldbuilding for speculative fiction. Because that’s what I write.

Thank you all for stopping by, and I can’t wait to see what the rest of you are doing!

56 thoughts on “And Rebekah’s A-Z Challenge Theme is…

  1. That sounds like a great theme. I went to a literary festival last weekend where my sister and I and another author did a world building panel. It will be fascinating to see how someone else does it and in such detail – 26 posts, I am in awe. Here’s looking forward to April,
    Tasha
    Tasha’s Thinkings

    1. Thanks! Unfortunately, the pre-writing of the posts is not coming along as smoothly as I’d hoped, but I do have all of my topics picked, and at least half of them outlined, which is making it a little easier!

    1. Thanks, Guilie! Hopefully some of the aspects can be used by non-spec fic writers as well, because worldbuilding comes into play with every story to some extent. But I just happen to like building completely new worlds, instead of changing aspects of ours, lol!

  2. I can’t wait!!! πŸ˜€
    My first novel I wrote, I had to make an entire world. I think it is ok. But I’m struggling with how to end it. I guess that’s not really relevant to this post LOL oh well, I’m operating on 1 hour sleep and the loss of 16 vials of blood. πŸ™‚

    1. My first novel I wrote (a decade ago), I had to make an entire world too, and I got a bit distracted from WRITING the novel with WORLDBUILDING the novel, lol. And that was when I discovered my new addiction/hobby.

      And oh dear! Are you okay? *gives warm blankets and soft pillows*

      1. just going through loads of tests trying to figure out what could possibly be wrong with me. πŸ˜›
        That, and worrying about my hubs…who’s been going through some bad pain lately…

    1. *giggles* *catches cat*

      I would be happy to help you with anything that comes up! My goal is to use the content I come with for A-Z and turn into a sort of workbook eventually. We’ll see how that pans out!

  3. Donna B. McNicol [@dbmcnicol]

    Hmmm, if your tips are good enough maybe I’ll try some more fantasy writing. πŸ˜‰ Good luck, will be watching!

    1. You did. I have enough comments on the same post now that WordPress has made two pages for them.

      Edit: Which I found the setting for, whee! Now all the comments are on the same page.

  4. aldreaalien

    I thought about doing an info piece about various things I came up with whilst worldbuilding one of the stories I’m also publishing in April, but I thought that might not be of interest to anyone but me.
    So I stuck with Random Stuff.

    1. Aw, you never know! You might draw some more interest for your story. Also, I’ve found with blogging, it’s best to do something you’re interested in more than what you think interests other people. It’s more enjoyable, and you’re better able to share your enthusiasm.

      Best of luck with A-Z!

  5. This is great! I am a novice writer…really just blogging and local news paper informational articles, but this is awesome. It amazes me how people create a new world, so perhaps I will learn something and expand my own world. Thank you for a great topic!

    1. Thanks, Melanie! Novice writer is where we all start, honestly, so just write whatever catches your interest – whether fiction or non-fiction – and you’ll learn which niche you like best. Hope my worldbuilding posts do spark some creativity for you, no matter what kind it is!

  6. As I am helping in the A to Z this year I will be passing by a few times during April so am calling in to say Hello . . . . .HELLO . . . . . . . Anyway that’s an interesting A to Z theme indeed; and as the Slightly Eccentric Rob Z Tobor I am already well establish in a rather odd world deep in the darkness of cyberspace.

    Interestingly in my world no one can type, OK I cant type or spell but I blame the keyboard, I can do that as its my world and I’m the boss.

    Good luck I will be passing again soon. . .

    I have not done a reveal although almost everyone knows I am doing the A to Z of Aardvark based nonsense poetry

    Rob Z Tobor

  7. I’m thinking the first requirement for worldbuilding is to have a great imagination…*sigh* I feel like I’m always thinking…”I wish I’d thought of that!” How is it coming? You ready for April 1st?? Gail

    1. Haha, well, I am not lacking in imagination, but I have a lot of “I wish I’d thought of that!” moments, too.

      It’s coming slowly but surely. Life keeps throwing me curveballs in the form of car repairs, so that’s been a bit of a distraction to me lately, but I have nearly half of my posts pre-written. My goal is to be at the halfway mark by the end of today!

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