World Building Course explanation

In which I tell you more about the world building course I’ve set up.

In the basic information about my Patreon project I explained that you can choose a tier which gives you access to my world building course.

Here I explain that course a bit more into detail. The course consists of three modules:

  1. Basic
  2. Advanced
  3. Expert

No matter at what stage of your book, game or movie you are, you can jump into any of the modules. I will go into more detail about this in the first lesson of the Basic module. You will find that, depending on your needs, you might skip some of the steps in these modules, or you might go over every one of them.

The expert module will also give you access to files and / or packages for Scrivener, Google Docs and OpenOffice Docs. Unfortunately I do not have Word, so I can’t give you the files for that.

Below I will go into more detail about the three modules.

In all three modules I will give you examples of things that have inspired me, some real world examples we might still encounter today and, where applicable, examples from other projects. I will also give some examples on how to include the world building elements in your project.

Last but not least I will give you homework for your own story in which you create your own element of the world building we have just covered and state how that might influence the mood and setting of your story and what it can mean for your characters, if it does influence these things at all.

World building is something everyone can do, even if you have no experience with it at all. The basic module explains this with an introduction of World Building, when to do this, how to work with it in combination with your book, game or movie and the amount of detail you can go into.

From there I cover what I like to call The Big Things, like the world you choose to use, planetary history and the early map. These can give you a good source for the history of your world, things your characters may encounter and the rules of nature that are at play in your world.

In the advanced module we’ll cover a more advanced map, early races that might still exists, early techniques and weapons and more like that. Here too I will give examples of various things.

This is what I like to call, the Nitty Gritty module. Here we go really into depth. We’ll take a close look at the current map, cultures, the history of the last 500 years of your planet, political relationships and much, much more.

This is also the module where you’ll get detailed worksheets and story bible templates to help you keep track of what you’ve all created.

We’re open for business!

Shop open featured

in which I tell  you everything about the shop I’ve just opened up with awesome apparel and more for authors designed by me.

As of June 24, 2019 my shop is officially open! My shop has apparel and much more all for authors with designs made by an author: Me.

First design

With this start you will find two versions of one design:

Each design has its own set of products, since with some fabric colours the texts won’t work.

New designs

I will have at least one new design every month. Every design will be made in a dark and a light variant. I might even make more designs for special occassions.

Your input is welcome!

You are welcome to submit texts for the designs! I may not always be able to make it fit, but I’ll try it.

Have fun & Check out the shop!

Camp NaNoWriMo April Write-in #4

Write-in

Are you participating in CampNaNoWriMo and do you live in the Netherlands? Would you like to come to write-in and be inspired by other writers? The Tilburg Write-In is just the event to go to in April!

What are write-ins?

At a write-in a group of writers gather to do live word sprints, discuss anything writing related (and sometimes other things as well!) , drink a cup of tea/coffee/hot chocolate or any other beverage of your choice and have a pleasant day or afternoon together.

Where is it in Tilburg?

We come together in Gianotten-Mutsaers. Due to remodelling of their usual building, they are now in a pop-up store on the other side of the building. It’s easy to find.

When?

The first write-in will be at April 24. We start at 1PM. There is a small café inside the shop where you can get something to drink and eat.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Camp NaNoWriMo April Write-in #3

Write-in

Are you participating in CampNaNoWriMo and do you live in the Netherlands? Would you like to come to write-in and be inspired by other writers? The Tilburg Write-In is just the event to go to in April!

What are write-ins?

At a write-in a group of writers gather to do live word sprints, discuss anything writing related (and sometimes other things as well!) , drink a cup of tea/coffee/hot chocolate or any other beverage of your choice and have a pleasant day or afternoon together.

Where is it in Tilburg?

We come together in Gianotten-Mutsaers. Due to remodelling of their usual building, they are now in a pop-up store on the other side of the building. It’s easy to find.

When?

The first write-in will be at April 17. We start at 1PM. There is a small café inside the shop where you can get something to drink and eat.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Camp NaNoWriMo April Write-in #2

Write-in

Are you participating in CampNaNoWriMo and do you live in the Netherlands? Would you like to come to write-in and be inspired by other writers? The Tilburg Write-In is just the event to go to in April!

What are write-ins?

At a write-in a group of writers gather to do live word sprints, discuss anything writing related (and sometimes other things as well!) , drink a cup of tea/coffee/hot chocolate or any other beverage of your choice and have a pleasant day or afternoon together.

Where is it in Tilburg?

We come together in Gianotten-Mutsaers. Due to remodelling of their usual building, they are now in a pop-up store on the other side of the building. It’s easy to find.

When?

The first write-in will be at April 10. We start at 1PM. There is a small café inside the shop where you can get something to drink and eat.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Camp NaNoWriMo April Write-in #1

Write-in

Are you participating in CampNaNoWriMo and do you live in the Netherlands? Would you like to come to write-in and be inspired by other writers? The Tilburg Write-In is just the event to go to in April!

What are write-ins?

At a write-in a group of writers gather to do live word sprints, discuss anything writing related (and sometimes other things as well!) , drink a cup of tea/coffee/hot chocolate or any other beverage of your choice and have a pleasant day or afternoon together.

Where is it in Tilburg?

We come together in Gianotten-Mutsaers. Due to remodelling of their usual building, they are now in a pop-up store on the other side of the building. It’s easy to find.

When?

The first write-in will be at April 3rd. We start at 1PM. There is a small café inside the shop where you can get something to drink and eat.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Camp NaNoWriMo April 2019

Camp NaNoWriMo

Camp NaNoWriMo is an event where you can join a virtual cabin with 19 other writers and enjoy a month of writing frenzy, inspiration and much more.

What is camp all about?

The main thing, of course, is writing. You’ll set up a goal you want to reach this month and try to achieve it. And you meet up with several writers in an online cabin.

Your goal

Your goal can be set in words, hours, minutes, lines and pages, unlike in November, where the only goal is in words. You can chose a lesser amount than the normal 50.000 words NaNoWriMo November has. And of course, if you really wanna go for it, you can choose an even greater goal.

What will you write?

During camp, you’re free to write anything you want. While the goal for NaNoWriMo November is to write a novel, during camp you can edit your drafts, work on world building, plot your next novel, do research or basically anything else you’d like to write during Camp.

Cabins?

What are these cabins about? I’ve heard that question often. Basically it’s a virtual cabin where you group with 19 other writers. At Camp NaNo you enter your project details and you state if you’d like to be added to a cabin randomly or you can set up your own cabin. If you don’t want to start your own cabin and do not want to be entered to just some cabin, you can also look on the forums for a cabin to join.

Camp activities?

Are there any camp activities? Well, that all depends on the group. In the groups I’ve been in, we have regular chats in the weekends and we’re quite active during the week as well. Once camp’s over, we even have our own (closed) Slack group where keep in touch.

Tergaenae news report: Moira Wihnhilda brings in new mages

Newsreport April 3, 2019

The Pargansae Reporter has send me the following:

After the last report, the Terra Contact Council is again positive about sharing news with you, so I’ve made a selection of everything I was sent:

Moira Wihnhilda has brought a group of young new mages to The White City.

The week-long harsh rains in the Soronem kingdom have been stopped by Shearah, a weather mage.

The stars above Shao Grea are extremely bright tonight. Good time for Scrying magic.

A sack of gold has been left at the doorstep of an orphanage in Neverstrand.

I thank you for your attention.

Your #pargansaereporter