July 24, 2018 at 5:14 pm #42097
So, I’m planning for this new story. It’s fantasy, and in this one, I’m planning it to be very different.
Some animals I’ve come up with so far: windmocks, beamerfish, inktoads, scarlet wolves, golialephant, fanged deer, reaper rodents, crazarks, alexion rhinos, flowerflies, more… Some animals that I didn’t make up but are still cool: dragons, sea serpents, phoenixes.
Some plants I’ve come up with so far: moon roses, glint tulips, eater plant, glow lilies, emberflower, silver vines, redberries, almoken trees, more…
Then I have some special stones and stuff too. But I’m not sure if I should only have one race of beings or not. What do you think.
Of course, there’s going to be humans, but I may also have giants and dwarves. If I was going to have trolls and elves, they’d probably be smaller. Then I might make some other beings up, one of them the dark evil race.
"Muhahaha!"- Unknown VillainJuly 24, 2018 at 5:29 pm #42098
Oh, and I forgot to mention the plant ‘starweed’ and that I may have a unicorn once to go in the market where there are many breeds of horses.
"Muhahaha!"- Unknown VillainJuly 24, 2018 at 8:38 pm #42123Elizabeth@elizabeth
Sounds solid. I’m having a bit of a hard time understanding what your question is?
INTP. Writer of fantasy and sci-fi. Wannabe artist. Anime geek. Merakian.July 24, 2018 at 9:33 pm #42134
@andrew This sounds cool! (Especially inktoads – name one after me!! Maybe the pet of a local, eccentric witch 😉 )
But same as @elizabeth… were you asking a question?July 24, 2018 at 10:18 pm #42142
Thanks,@elizabeth. Oh, sorry. I meant this to more be a topic where to talk about strange creatures and worlds and things, though I did ask you what you’d think of having more than one race in this story.
@evelyn, thank you too. So, if I happen to name an inktoad in this story for some reason, perhaps I should call it Evelyn.
"Muhahaha!"- Unknown VillainJuly 24, 2018 at 10:19 pm #42143
Oh sorry, I accidently did your tag wrong, @elizabeth
"Muhahaha!"- Unknown VillainJuly 25, 2018 at 9:04 am #42156July 25, 2018 at 12:00 pm #42161The Fledgling Artist@the-fledgling-artist
@andrew I think it just depends on what you’re going for. 😉 If having other races wont really impact the story I would personally leave them out but- its completely up to you.
"Though I'm not yet who I will be, I'm no longer who I was."July 25, 2018 at 12:28 pm #42164July 25, 2018 at 12:29 pm #42166July 25, 2018 at 12:37 pm #42168
@andrew I’ve never made up an entire race actually! Well, not anything as far from humans as elves or dwarves. I have however created different countries and developed the people’s cultures, customs, government, etc around myths and the resources they have.
I started off by making a questionnaire sheet to fill in for the different countries. That helped with the early stages of devolvement and helped me get the over all picture of the country, then once I had that, I began building on those foundations and went into detail. It was really fun!
How do you go about brainstorming and creating new species, races, etc?July 25, 2018 at 1:14 pm #42172
@evelyn, sounds cool!
When I create new animals, plants, races, etc., I just usually… well, just use my imagination, though I don’t usually always write that stuff down if I don’t need too.
"Muhahaha!"- Unknown VillainJuly 25, 2018 at 1:35 pm #42174The Fledgling Artist@the-fledgling-artist
@andrew Not very many actually. I have a race of people who visually a mix between elves and deer, and the culture could be described as Native Americans with castles. (though that’s obviously not completely accurate)
Then another from a different story (also fantasy.. with possible sci-fi elements) Annd.. I know very little about their culture as well. Even less then that of the first. They live underwater and are a nomadic people. Singing is really important in their culture. Like I said, not very developed.
I have a couple others but I don’t know enough about them to even try to explain them to someone els. 😉
What about you?
"Though I'm not yet who I will be, I'm no longer who I was."July 25, 2018 at 1:50 pm #42176Jenna Terese@jenwriter17
@andrew Wow…I especially like emberflower. 😉
I haven’t written fantasy before, so I haven’t really done this kind of worldbuilding. What you have going there sounds pretty cool! 😀
"If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write." -Martin Luther
www.jennaterese.comJuly 25, 2018 at 2:59 pm #42180
@the-fledgling-artist, I’m still planning for this place. The culture I have yet to create, but there are more than one race in this world. Humans, dwarves, giants, maybe elves and trolls… I already said those, but then there’s the really crazy people of many varieties that come out of a well. Then there’s the evil henchmen, Skulks, and then I may make up a few other races too.
@jenwriter17, thanks! If I may ask, is there any plant or creature that you have made up yet, or do right more historical stuff?
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