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September 29, 2008  Author: Anthony Pacheco Category: Setting, The Craft   1 Comment

Other then the relentless line editing of Bunny Trouble (almost done!) my thoughts turn to the setting of The Baby Dancers.

This is where my years and years of Dungeon and Dragons geek outs paid off. I have a treasure trove, nay a mountain of world-building material. Indeed, from a gaming perspective I am a world-building expert. Who knew all those years of nerding out would show benefits (other then the loads of fun at the time of the game)?

My goal for The Baby Dancers is to keep my momentum going at a serious pace. Actually, even if it were not YA Fantasy, that is a worthy goal. This is where setting, world-building in particular, collides with momentum. Can I take my setting expertise from other mediums and apply it to a fantasy novel?

Yes. I believe I can. I have a marvelous setting all ready to go. It only needs strong characters and the proper stakes. One could say I adore my setting.

How exciting this all is!

Comments on “Setting

  1. David October 3, 2008 at 10:33 am

    Yes indeed — I too often thought being a DM just had to be great practice at the type of world-building required for writing a novel. Haven’t put that to the test just yet, but your example is inspiring wild thoughts….

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