Fellow blogger and a good friend of mine, Emily of More than One Page, started the 30 Day World Building Challenge. She’s using it to help her edit a novel that she’s been working on for a long time, and I thought a couple novels that I’m struggling with could benefit from this challenge.
I might be biting off a bit more than I can chew by doing two novels at once. But I won’t know unless I try. Plus it’s going to be fun to see where this challenge takes these novels. I may take some liberties with the instructions, so what I do may not match up with the instructions on the website.
Day 1: Climate & Variety–List 5 different climates (or cities if that means more to you than climate descriptions). Then write a word or two that your main character would use to describe it or how it makes him/her feel.
- New England humid swamp-Boot-eating, squishy
- Moderate sized mountains covered with thick forest-Lost
- Large lake that creates lake effect snow and fog-Hidden and worn
- Green, damp farmland-Exposed
- Cool temperatures at night and hot and humid by afternoon-Invigorated
- Cool wind off an ocean harbor with chilly water-Lonely and determined
- Small hills covered with trees-Escape
- Temperate climate, frigid in the winter and cool in summer-Drive her inside
- Little heavy precipitation except for occasional snowstorm-Strained
- High wind and few older trees-Vicious
Are you doing the challenge? Does climate and geography play a major role in your story?