March 13th, 2012

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Worldbuilding and Archaeology

Here's a great article for writers, "Think Like an Archaeologist: Worldbuilding."  It explains the usefulness of a site plan for writing stories.

Yes, I've done this, although I don't always.  If I'm writing complex action, I'm more likely to want a map for it.  Then again, I use a lot of different sciences in my worldbuilding.  Linguistics, astronomy, biology, geology, quantum physics, anthropology -- whatever seems useful to a given story.  That's part of what makes the settings plausible, if offworld; or recognizable, if onworld.
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Poetry Fishbowl on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

This is an advance announcement for the Tuesday, March 20, 2012 Poetry Fishbowl.  The extra series fishbowl comes as a perk from the March 6 fishbowl reaching the $200 goal.  An audience poll selected "Path of the Paladins" as the poetic series to be featured.  I'll be soliciting ideas for Shahana and Ari, Johan, assorted deities, any previous characters you'd like to see again,
spiritual artifacts, everyday tools, Ari's farm, the bright city, other places you'd like to revisit, new places you hope to explore, challenges based on gender or spirituality, ethical dilemmas, side scenes from previous events, what it means to be a paladin, and poetic forms in particular.

If you're interested, mark the date on your calendar, and please hold actual prompts until the "Poetry Fishbowl Open" post next week.  This fishbowl is open to everyone, and you may share the announcement with anyone interested in the motifs that Path of the Paladins incorporates.

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