Friday, April 5, 2019

April 2019 IWSG

Hello everyone and as always thanks for stopping by. These are the co-hosts for October 2018’s Insecure Writers Support Group brought to you by Alex J. Cavanaugh and his team of co-hosts: J.H. Moncrieff, Natalie Aguirre, Patsy Collins and Chemist Ken

April 2019 Question If you could use a wish to help you write just ONE scene/chapter of your book, which one would it be? 

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Fantasy writers often need to create entire new worlds. This means a writer has to create an entire new setting which includes geography, maps, kingdoms, cities, peoples and creatures, social and political rules, social classes, wars, technology, magic, paranormal events, a history of how the setting came to be and possibly languages and how people speak.  

Whew! That’s a lot! 

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Harry Potter, The Hobbit, Game of Thrones, many Disney movies and Star Wars are classic examples. Whether it’s writing the material yourself or reading books or bringing these stories to the big screen and TV you can see how much work goes into creating and developing these new worlds, people and creatures. 

This is a lot of work. So writing a new setting for a fantasy world is what I would spend my one wish on. 

Question Have you had to create new worlds and the individual components that make up the settings?


  1. It's a lot of work but it's fun to make it all fit what you need.

  2. I can understand wanting to spend the wish on that!

  3. Lots of work. Lots of complication. Love it. Addicted to it and often starts with a character and then this world develops around them. It helps fuel the heart of my world building but I have also just started with an idea of a world before too.