Worldbuilding Wednesday Hiatus

Hey everyone! I was hoping to not have to write this post, but Life has happened this past week.

My Worldbuilding Wednesday blog hops are going on hiatus.

I was hoping to get ahead on scheduling Worldbuilding Wednesday posts, at least through November and preferably through the end of the year. Yeah, that didn’t happen.

Because one of my best friends was admitted to the hospital on Saturday. She spent 3 days in ICU, and is now finally in a regular room and while they don’t have a diagnosis yet, she is on treatment that is working.

But needless to say, my priorities were rapidly rearranged.

And NaNo is right around the corner (TONIGHT!) and between my ML duties and the care that my friend is going to continue to need for a while, Worldbuilding Wednesday is just going to have to wait.

My plan is to start it back up in January, and probably go twice a month, rather than weekly.

Hopefully sometime this week I will have a post up about my NaNo project!

Hope you all have a safe Halloween! Are you doing NaNoWriMo? What are your plans for November?

PS: You can find out a bit about my NaNo project on the Ferret blog!

Worldbuilding Wednesday – Queens – October 25

Through the end of 2017, Worldbuilding Wednesday themes are going to coincide with the chapters for my new workbook, The A-Zs of Worldbuilding (based off a blog series I posted back in 2014). So, if you’d like an idea of what’s coming ahead, just go peek at that. 😉

Using the theme is not required for participation, but is just a jumping point if you don’t know what to start with.

There is no giveaway winner for last week. (or announce giveaway winner)

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Queens

Okay, so this is less about queens specifically and more about government in general.

If you’ve read fantasy or sci-fi you know that the governments of choice tend to be either monarchies and/or totalitarian systems (respectively). There are some variations, but with the trend (especially in sci-fi) leaning toward dystopian, it’s easy to feel like every story deals with the same government, and is almost always a commentary on current events.  Continue reading “Worldbuilding Wednesday – Queens – October 25”




Worldbuilding Wednesday – Plants – October 18

Through the end of 2017, Worldbuilding Wednesday themes are going to coincide with the chapters for my new workbook, The A-Zs of Worldbuilding (based off a blog series I posted back in 2014). So, if you’d like an idea of what’s coming ahead, just go peek at that. 😉

Using the theme is not required for participation, but is just a jumping point if you don’t know what to start with.

There is no giveaway winner for last week.

If you’d like to receive an early preview of the Worldbuilding Wednesday theme each week (going out on the Sunday prior to the new topic), please sign up for my newsletter and mark that you’d like to receive the Worldbuilding Wednesday Reminders.

Feel free to grab this badge for your post!

Plants

Plants serve a multitude of purposes, such as food production, medicine, enjoyment, just to name a few. You and your characters don’t have to be botany experts, but there are a few basic things to consider when you integrate plant life into your world, especially if it plays any role in your story.  Continue reading “Worldbuilding Wednesday – Plants – October 18”