Many of the smaller regions or groups in Úr’Dan wield inordinate power over the subcontinent. We’ve already seen this with Driftport, the city out of which all Úr’Daní trade flows, and the Arrowhead, which serves as a necessary stopping point for trade flowing up and down Everwash.
Well, as promised, we’re going to look at yet another region that, while geographically and demographically small, holds enormous sway in Úr’Dan. Continue reading Exploring Úr’Dan: Naebvael
I’ve managed to fall into a monthly rhythm with this series without even trying. However, I may do an extra one this month in honor of NaNo.
For today’s journey, I’d like to take you to a small region that wields significant influence in the Uplands — some might even say disproportionate influence. Continue reading Exploring Úr’Dan: The Arrowhead
I’ve spent the last several installments of this series talking about the various peoples who inhabit Úr’Dan. Now I think it’s time to start giving bits of the history of this subcontinent.
Continue reading Exploring Úr’Dan: Brief History of the Northern Migration
It’s been a while since I’ve written a real post. At least it feel that way to me. I thought providing a bit more world-building info would be a nice way to ease myself back into a more regular writing/blogging routine.
As I discussed in the last installment of this series, the peoples living in the southern half of Úr’Dan are far more diverse than their neighbors to the north. Continue reading Exploring Úr’Dan: Bargers and Southerners
In my first three posts in this series, I discussed the general aspects of my world-building, such as the language and the mythology. Then, I delved a little bit deeper into the geography and peoples of the northern half of Úr’Dan, providing some insight into the the people and landscapes seen in The Warden of Everfeld: Memento.
Now, I think it’s time we visit the southern half of Úr’Dan. Continue reading Exploring Úr’Dan: The Southern Half
In honor of the premier of Planet Earth II back in March, I wrote a post about the northern region of my fantasy world, Úr’Dan. In that post, I wrote about the Hundred Teeth mountain range and the Uplands that make up the northern portion of this subcontinent.
Planet Earth II was fantastic, by the way. If you have not watched it, you’re missing out on some beautiful cinematography and amazing animals.
Anyway, I thought I would continue my “Exploring Úr’Dan” series by discussing the people who actually live in the Uplands, collectively known as Uplanders. Continue reading Exploring Úr’Dan: Feldings and Uplanders
Well, today is the last day of March, which means tonight is my final chance to churn out a solid word count. This week was slow, but overall, March has been great for progressing through Manuscript: Beta. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: Writing Crunch Month is Nearly Over!
I saw Nichole McGhie over at The Excited Writer tackle this question last week, so I thought I’d add my piece.
What inspires me to write… Continue reading What Inspires Me to Write?
Revising The Warden of Everfeld: Memento has changed the way I think about stories.
During my discovery/first draft process, I mainly thought of world-building in terms of how it affected my direct story. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: Crunch Month Continues
I’ve been watching Planet Eath II on BBC America with Present Wife recently, so I’m inspired to delve into my alternate universe a bit more.
On tonight’s episode… Mountains! What life could survive in some of the most rugged and extreme conditions of Úr’Dan?
Okay, I’ll drop the David Attenborough act, tempting though it is. Continue reading Exploring Úr’Dan: The Hundred Teeth