Monday, April 21, 2014

A to Z: R

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


Raithan – a Drinaii Captain, loyal to Kalidess

Rhodri Betern – a law-giver apprentice turned Triple apprentice to the Triune Halls

Ryan – first prince of Aerland, brother to Adrian, son of Gwen and Hal

Rrysorria – a kingdom to the North of Aerland, bordered by the Western Coast and the kingdom of Wylandria to the East, and the Bitter Sea in the North
World Building Thought/Question: Does religion/belief play a part in the world of your story?
We all believe in something. All of us. We may not agree with each other's beliefs, but we all have a belief that shapes the way that we think, act, and speak. Religion has been a driving force behind most of our world's cultures. It makes sense to have your characters believe in something, whether it's a formal religious practice, or a way of thinking about the world.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I admire that you made your beliefs a part of your world. I'd decided to go the other direction with mine and just avoid the subject. I would only know how to write from my own viewpoint anyway.

SK Anthony said...

Like Alex, I went the other direction and avoided the subject. At the core, you can tell good from bad and I think that's all I really focus on. I do enjoy reading books that are passionate about beliefs; when done subtly the impact is great without being preachy. I think I would be afraid of sounding preachy, actually lol.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Belief and faith are a part of all cultures so a world feels richer with it as long as it's handled appropriately.

Brandon Ax said...

I think it is important in fantasy at least as long as you are delving into history. I think the important thing is expressing different views than your own accurately.

Brandon Ax: Writer's Storm

Natalie Aguirre said...

I think with the right fantasy, the religion that can drive the world can be weaved into the story really effectively. Some of my favorites have some sort of god or goddess mythology behind them.

Heather R. Holden said...

Religion doesn't come up often in my stories, but I agree that it's important to consider. I always like to figure out exactly what my characters believe, even if those beliefs will never come up in-story!

Vikki T said...

Just stopping by from the A-Z list to say "Hi" and good luck with the rest of the challenge :)


randi lee said...

My MC's belief is in apathy...which, I guess you could argue *is* believing in something--the belief in nothing. Okay, I'm getting too philosophical for myself here ;)

I do feel that beliefs strongly mold characters...and writers...leading to rich, developed stories and worlds with layers of meaning.

Unknown said...

I hope you check out my letter R to - religion. Nice to meet and connect through atozchallenge.

cleemckenzie said...

Underlying belief systems are reflected in all facets of a society, and you're so right. Religions give us tangible evidence of those beliefs, things characters can agree about, fight over. . .whatever. Enjoy reading this post.