- March 20, 2017 at 9:08 am #2837
Where do you start your planning? World Building, Characters, plot? I am interested to know which people start with?March 22, 2017 at 10:20 am #2940
I let it happen organically. I’m someone who just likes to sit down and write, I only plan if I’m finishing up a story and are 20k+ shy of the average word count for the genre. I go back during my editing and make sure everything is consistent with my world bible (All of my PNRs with vampires take place in the same world).March 26, 2017 at 5:27 am #3014
Hi Anthony and Christina–
When I wrote Kiss of the Silver Wolf I needed a jinni hunter with a badge. After looking at various government agency website, I decided to create a new Division within the Science and Technology Directorate of Homeland Security. I have an organizational chart over my desk with ADD penciled in, a history of where it came from (the CIA used to house it on Ft Bragg as MKUltra, a real project) and a lot of real documentation about what MKUltra used to do–all public information now. I have found this to be a rich source of information on which to build and expand my world. After my 4th story with this agency, I’m beginning to think it really exists, LOL. For each book, I use OneNote and add tabs for characters in this world so I can keep track of everyone.
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