Friday, August 6, 2021

The Essential Worldbuilding Blueprint and Workbook

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To my dearest friends and followers,

A few weeks ago, I shared that I had purchased a book titled: The Essential Worldbuilding Blueprint and Workbook: Create a compelling world your readers will love by Scribe Forge. As you probably guessed, Scribe Forge is not a person's name. It's a print-on-demand publisher. If you go to their website, it looks like they offer several tips and tools for writing a story, including Smash Writer's Block prompt cards, notebooks, and more, though it appears that the Worldbuilding book is the most popular. Supposedly Scribe Forge collaborated with several authors to create this book, though I do find it a bit odd that they don't say who those authors are...
The book has only been published since 2020, but it has a lot of positive reviews, so I'm definitely here for it.

The first novel I wrote, The Story of Hollyhocks is a fantasy novel about a fairy who ventures into the human world. It was a lot of fun to write and it was easy. Not easy in the sense that I knew exactly what I wanted to say each time I sat down to write or even in the sense that I really knew where I wanted the story to go. It was easy in the sense that I was writing about a world I know - nevermind that the story is set in 1400's England, because that can be researched, but I understand what the human world is like and I understand the belief systems they had at the time that the story is set in.
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Now I am writing book 2, The Death of Jack. Let me tell you, it's very different. I'm not writing about a fairy who left home to be a part of the human world. I'm writing about a fairy whose home is inhabited by humans. Here's the thing that's drastically different from Hollyhocks and Jack: he never leaves the forest. That means I'm writing about the fairy world - a world which is different from ours, with pagan gods as ancient deities, with a multitude of different fairy types, and with star magic, prophecies, and spirituality. It's a world that I'm so excited about and I want to write about it, but in order to do so, I need to understand it.

That's why, when I saw an ad for a book on worldbuilding, I bought it. And it arrived!! As you can see from the picture, it's a spiral bound book which I think is so smart because it makes the book more easily accessible and easier to write in, etc.
I am so excited to begin working through it with the companion notebook I made (for the sake of being able to use the worldbuilding book for future stories I write) featuring my MC, Jack, on the cover. Also, my sister is going to be working on her own copy of the Worldbuilding book!! I'm really happy she's doing it too, I feel like it will help to keep me motivated. XD
If any of you are wanting a copy, definitely let me know, it would be fun to hear from you and learn what you're working on.

Thank you for reading!!

Yours truly,

Check out my fantasy novel, The Story of Hollyhocks.
I highly suggest taking a look at the Scribe Forge website and seeing what they offer. They're definitely one of my favorite go-to sites right now for writing. I've even downloaded their Free Novel Tracker and Course.
Take a look at The Essential Workdbuilding Blueprint and Workbook.
Check out my Ko-fi shop for my fairy journals that can be used as companion notebooks to the Worldbuilding book.

* Please sponsor me Scribe Forge 😂

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