Still tentatively going with “Empire of Earth: Breaking Free”. I’m concerned that Star Citizen is using the name “United Empire of Earth”. Too close? Potential alternative would be some form of “Oppression of Benevolence” or “Benevolent Oppression” or some such thing.
I’ve been doing some reading online about fantasy tropes and cliches. I’ve noticed that there seems to be some standard “rules” to follow if you find yourself the main character in a fantasy story:
1. You instinctively know who the Good Guys are and who the Bad Guys are.
So I’m trying to do some world building on my new story. I’m working on the “international trade” part currently. I have developed a list of items that can be considered “exports”. Here’s where y’all come in: Look over the list and tell me what I might be missing. The world has dwarves in the mountains, elves in the forests, nomadic trolls living in a desert, and human kingdoms wrapped around a large sea, open to the ocean on one end. Let me know what you think. Continue reading World Building: Trading
So I’ve been busy pinning stuff to Pinterest as inspiration for the new book. Check it out!
Three boards that apply to the new book: Alignments, Brighton’s Abandoned Garden, and Lord Guardian Thraeldar’s Bracer. Enjoy! If you see anything that might fit, share it with me.
I mentioned prior to NaNo that I would post my dwarf story. Of the new world building stories, I think this one might have a good chance at being my favorite. Definitely a challenge to Elfling, in any respect.
I hope both my readers like it. Continue reading Not Every Girl’s Dream
So apparently those that answered my Facebook question wanted to see the story of the troll before the dwarf. (I did have one vote for a gnome. Sorry Robin, no gnomes in this one.)
Read on for the story:
At long last, the final installment of The Elfling. Hope you enjoy it!
Another installment of The Elfling is upon us! It looks like this will wrap up with 4 chapters. Follow through the break for Chapter 3!
Clever title, no?
Anyway, I’m all settled in at the new host. The address has changed to www.jandrewjansen.com I dropped the /blog/ bit for ease of use.
Now that the housekeeping is out of the way, let’s get to the new story. I’ve begun work on a story world that will hopefully play host to several books. One of the features of the world is elves, and their childhood. This started on a whim in a discussion a couple years ago now that questioned why, in stories like Lord of the Rings or other elf-featuring tales, you never see elven children.
The answer, obviously, is that they are born as larva and pupate. I’m finally putting the finishing touches on this theory and am therefore ready to share it with all two of my readers! Right now I expect 4 installments, but it may stretch to 5.
Follow along through the break to get started on Elfling, Chapter 1! Continue reading New host and new post! (Also Elfling Chapter 1)