free download. School teacher by day, Query Ninja by night, you can find her online at her personal blog or Twitter. She also co-founded the Query Tracker blog and WriteOnCon, and contributes to the League of Extraordinary Writers. Elana is represented by Michelle Andelman of Regal Literary.
Here's a link to the Sampler book club website - very cool idea. You should check it out :)
If you haven't been lucky enough to read Possession yet, check out the first 2 chapters, free, on Elana's website. I know you won't be able to stop there, so here's the link to Amazon where you can buy the book!
Elana's here today to talk about world building. I'm in the middle of creating a world of my own so I can't wait to hear what she says. So, here we go...
Play God: Why It’s As Fun As It Sounds
Why, yes, as writers we get to play pretend! Especially if you’re writing in the fantasy or science fiction genres.
Because you get to decide what your world is like. You get to decide where the mountains go. If there are two suns or three. If cool tech gadgets exist, or if people can read each other’s minds.
You, in essence, get to play God.
And I think as writers, we like that. We’re control freaks, really. Ha! (Sad, but true.)
So today, I’m going to talk a little bit about world building, particularly the world building that went into my debut novel, POSSESSION.
1. When? I knew I wanted the world of POSSESSION to be a futuristic world, but I did not assign a year to it.
Have you written a novel set in a new world? What questions did you ask yourself to get started?