Earth with Two Moons
Artist's conception of Earth with two moons, generated in Celestia with addon from Eugene Stauffer (GPLv3)
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How different would the world be if we had two moons? Imagine the havoc that might cause on our tides? Without our realizing, much of our planet runs on the turning of our tides. Our oceans are full of life and oxygen. What would happen with two moons?
Maybe I'll have to actually do some research on that one of these days and write an alternative/fantasy/scifi story based on those questions.
But, I've digressed.
As a reader, I've always taken those "script from movies" books for granted. As a writer working with a youtube* series script, I can say, it's a little more challenging than it looks. I'm trying to stay close to the script, work in a secondary "B" plot of my own as asked for by the publisher,
make it good -
This is when my interior editor interrupts with this -
"No, not good, perfect. This is someone else's world we're dealing with here, not your own. Make sure you know the details. Understand every nuance of world-building. Research your subject matter. Know the meaning of each name, each item on the background of the set, and get it right!"
- But wait, isn't that what I do with my own books?
Yes, it is. I've done this before. I can do this.
Have you ever written something in someone else's world? Have you ever written or told fan fiction stories? Or, written under the wing of another author**?
*the series has also aired on a local television station and at a festival in Seattle.
**The author I'm working under has been completely positive and encouraging. She never ever sounds like my inner editor.