Jumping Into The QuickSilver

Jumping Into The QuickSilver

Planning your fantasy world

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If you’ve been following me for any amount of time, you will know that I am currently working on the first in what will be a series of novels.

The world in which the bulk of the story takes place is a fantasy world hidden within a mirror. I’m still very much working out the finer points, but this is the basic premise for the world.

The thing is, although in some respects, a fantasy world is more freeing because you can basically make up what you want the world to be like, but in doing this, I’m now realising that there are a lot of the little details that I now have to iron out and clarify. This is the difficulty with inventing your own world.

The advantage to setting your story in the ‘real world’ is that the finer details and societal rules are already set in place. This is something that I am now having to work at addressing.

In the QuickSilver, it is up to me to make the rules. I create the laws and belief systems; the environment and weather systems. The social hierarchy, or lack thereof.

Actually, what I am learning through this process is that in some ways, it is actually easier to write about the real world, but if I’m honest, this way is far more fun, and I’m really enjoying working out what this world actually entails.

Li Carter is a writer, artist and crafter. She lives in South Wales, UK, with her family, and five rescue dogs. She’s on Twitter @rbcreativeli , Facebook: Rainbow Butterfly Creative, and Instagram @rainbowbutterflycreative and is the author of My Only True Friend: The Beginning. She is currently working on a new series titled The QuickSilver Chronicles. She is the original Rainbow Butterfly, and wants to fill an ever darkening world with a little bit of beauty and creativity.


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