Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A to Z Challenge: World of Aramatir - B, and a mini IWSG


The A to Z Challenge is underway this year, thanks to the awesome hosts and minions. Special thanks to Arlee Bird for starting this amazing blogging challenge!!! For more information about this challenge, go to the website!

Primary theme: World of Aramatir (Setting for The Champion Trilogy) Glossary
Secondary Theme: World-Building Questions and Thoughts

B

Balent – a friendly baker

Bella – A Sword Guard on the Sword Council

Beni – Shepherd apprentice to Shepherd Bujeni, Rrysorrian

Bitter and Blythe - two sparrow hawks in the royal mews of Rrysorria

Bly – Lord of Rrysorria

Burly – a Sword Guard from the Forrester province of Septily

Bujeni – Shepherd of Rrysorria, and ambassador

Bryan – Prince Marshal of Wylandrian, second prince of the "cursed" Wylandrian princes

Byar’s Lighthouse – a watch tower on the coast of Septily, run by the Watch Guard
 
 World Building Question for the day: Do you ever find yourself going wild with B-list character and place names?
By B-list, I mean the supporting cast who only have one or two lines of dialogue, or show up once or twice, and then that unexpected third time (when you search through the glossary frantically for their name).

And now for the mini-IWSG
 
I have plenty of insecurities about my writing, but today, I just want to encourage you to:
Build Dream Castles and then Build Foundations!
 
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them." - Henry David Thoreau

31 comments:

Brandon Ax said...

Awesome quote and I am loving learning more about your world.

Brandon Ax: Writer's Storm

T. Drecker said...

Lovely quote! And I like all those B names :)

S.K. Anthony said...

Great B names! Bly...I like how Bly sound, unique and simple...so that's my favorite. I know you didn't ask but I feel like over sharing mmkay? lol

And that quote is a great one, I really like it. I'm building lots of foundations right now...and I'm glad the castle belongs in the air because my foundation keeps getting knocked down and rebuilt. :)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I know it's a bad sign when I start liking my B-list people better than main characters. :)

Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption
Minion, Capt. Alex's Ninja Minion Army
The 2014 Blogging from A-Z Challenge

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Yes! The story I'm writing now has a much larger cast and some with few lines, and it's been a challenge to remember all of them.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Wonderful quote. Will remember it.

Juneta Key said...

Love the quote. Yes sometimes I do, and have to go back and see if one can do the job of two or three to thin the herd.

Juneta at Writer's Gambit

Rachna Chhabria said...

I like all the B names :)

jaybird said...

I am always trolling for some great "B" names. Nice combo of posts!

Laura Clipson said...

I always have to trawl through my notes and find the right name for the right character. It's hard when you have a lot to keep track of.

Margo Kelly said...

Great post! :) I'm stopping in from both the A to Z Challenge and the IWSG. I hope you have a fabulous month!

Lulu Newman said...

I love learning learning how other writers work. I love this post hope you have a great month xxx

M Pax said...

I learned to quit naming everyone if they don't have a recurring role in the story. Waiter will remain waiter. :) Have fun with AtoZ.

randi lee said...

Hi Tyrean! Honestly, I don't know what you have to be insecure about; you're a singularly gifted writer! And I have the habit of letting my B-characters go completely mental, basically giving them license to invade and infect the entire work! I always have to go back and hack out lines and even full scenes of the "B Guys" because I fall so much in love with them that I let them tread all over me. What can I say? B Guys are too much fun to write!

Mark Means said...

Sounds like a very interesting place and some sound advice along with it :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Brandon!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, T.!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Just think, when that foundation gets finished, it's going to be super strong and sturdy!
And you can overshare anytime! Thanks!

Tyrean Martinson said...

I know what you mean . . . they all seem to have such exciting lives. :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Glad I'm not the only one. Keeping a glossary helps. :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Yes, I try to think the herd too, but then I want the sense of a full world background . . . and it's a dilemma.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Jaybird!

Tyrean Martinson said...

It is tough, but having notes helps!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Margo!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thank you! I hope you have a great month too!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Good idea! I just get too carried away. :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

I know what you mean. B list characters have this way of making their own stories . . . and I keep thinking that somehow I might use them. :)
And wow! Thanks for your sweet compliments!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Mark!

Julie Flanders said...

Love Bitter and Blythe - what great names for a pair of birds. And this is a quote I need to add to my collection of favorites.

Lisa Mandina said...

You know, I have done that going wild with the B-list thing. Only to kind of wonder later on why I wasted so much time on that. Great post! If you want to, and have time, you can come check out my B post.