Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A to Z: G, Global World Building and Upcoming Giveaways!



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


G

Galen- Winnifred’s older brother, and Cork’s cousin, Rrysorrian

Garson – A Drinaii mercenary in Kalidess’s personal service

Geoffrey – one of the Wylandrian princes

Gerdun – a Master Law-Giver of Septily and member of the Triune Council

Glythan – Ambassador of Aerland

Grandan River (mentioned in chapter 16 of book 1 with Mochant – and needs to be fixed)

Greymount Castle – once the seat of power in Wylandrian and the capital

Gray, Lord – one of the governors of Septily, of the Desert province, and Salene’s father

Green Hall – the legendary throne room of King Wilstorm, first king of Septily, buried under the new city of Skycliff

Gren  - a slave linked to Kalidess

Gurnsey, James – Captain of a Cog in Book 1, and a Galleon in Book 1, husband of Evalyn
 
Gwen Treyson – of Aerland, ruler of Aerland, mother of Prince Adrian and Prince Ryan

World Building Question: Do you build globally when you build the world for your book?

This is an area I struggled with for The Champion Trilogy. It all started so simply, and then I realized I needed to understand the history of the country of Septily, and then I needed to understand Septily's relationship with other countries. And after that, I felt like I needed to name the "world," although in these books, only two continents, one large island, and an island chain are the setting. Only . . . ha!

And I planned to have a giveaway today, but I seem to be having some tech issues with kindle - I tried to edit a previously planned giveaway, but I seem to be stuck on the dates previously set. Look for Dragonfold and Other Adventures on April 15th and 16th, and Champion in the Darkness in May - hopefully after my second book is out.

19 comments:

Trisha F said...

Yes. I totally build globally, even if some of the nations I factor in are never mentioned in most of the books. They're still there, and I always draw maps. Then I write ridiculously long histories that wind up being basically encyclopaedias.

But that is just for my epic fantasy which I still haven't finished. :P

Julie Flanders said...

Love all of your character names so much.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Good to know I'm not the only one! You'll finish! And then I'll get to read it, right?

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thank you, Julie!

Stepheny Houghtllin said...

Looking for fellow writers and here you are. Stopping by on the 8th day of the #atozchallenge. Know you are making lots of new blogging friends. If you have time or interest, I am writing about gardens and related topics this month. Stop by and see me.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Greymount - I like that name.
I had to do more of that with my third book. (Galaxy-wide, not just global.) I still didn't delve too deep into anything beyond technology, appearance, and politics.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Nice to meet you Stepheny!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Yes, but it still felt like a richly built galaxy!

randi lee said...

I do build globally when I build--I like understanding the different cultures of the worlds I build and how they can affect and be affected by my MC's general location.

Steven said...

My world building has spread far beyond the scope of the story, at least what I plan to be the story.

L.G. Smith said...

World building is fun but challenging. This is a great idea to have a glossary of terms. I've got two of my three books written now, so as I go through on revisions I'm trying to write down everything in a "story bible". Have to or I'd never keep it all straight.

Heather Holden said...

I think building globally like this is a smart thing to do. You never know when you'll need to know those extra details!

Trisha F said...

Totally! :D

But right now that story is a big ole mess. I still love it though. It was the first novel I started writing.

Jack said...

I love your idea for world building and for the Challenge! It made me want to re-read your book. I miss the characters.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Glad to know I'm not the only one that needs a glossary. It gets complicated!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Jack! I'm hoping that book 2 will be done soon.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks! I think so too . . . especially as I'm about to embark on book 3, if I can ever get book 2 completely done.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Steven - I know what you mean, and I think that's a healthy way to world build. Knowing the background gives a richness to the story - even if the readers never see all of it.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Different cultures and how they affect our characters are important.