Saturday, May 16, 2015

World Building Bible #ResourceBook

Kayelle's back here today with her outstanding world building bible, the Tarthian Empire Companion.
You don't want to miss this. She's also hosting a giveaway. Read on for details! :)
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The worldbuilding magic that makes Kayelle Allen's Tarthian Empire tick. 10k years of future history, peeks behind the curtain, a quick tour of the empire, and a surfeit of secrets for fans, all in one volume. Illustrated by Jamin Allen and Kayelle Allen.
The worldbuilding magic that makes Kayelle Allen's Tarthian Empire tick. 10k years of future history, peeks behind the curtain, a quick tour of the empire, and a surfeit of secrets for fans, all in one volume. Illustrated by Jamin Allen and Kayelle Allen.
Naming Scifi Worlds by Kayelle Allen
Kayelle Allen is the author of the best selling Tarthian Empire Companion, an illustrated World-Building Bible and Guide to Writing a Science Fiction Series.
All authors build worlds. Some recreate the world of Regency England. Others prefer the Highlands of Scotland, the battlefields of World War II, or fantastic starways and planets across the galaxy. Whatever you write, you create a setting for your characters. Here are a few things to consider when doing so.
Consider that place names have a history. Is it called the Mill Road because there's a mill? Is it still a functioning mill or was it torn down centuries ago and no one knows why it's called Mill Road anymore? Are any place names called by family names of current characters? Towns are sometimes named for prominent families, and that can carry over into present day and cause havoc for characters whose families might not have been on the best terms with the founding clan. Conflict is the heart of a story, and sometimes your characters can create it simply by being in a place with a history they'd rather avoid.
Record family names and places for use in future stories. A chart with meanings is handy. Like all things pertaining to world building, don't take it so far that you never write the book. Use it to build the background and develop the characters, setting, and conflict.
Compound words link known words to create a new meaning, as in my word "bagbot." A bagbot is a robotic suitcase. Although the word itself might not relay the meaning, using it in context conveys enough so the reader is comfortable with its use. For example, if a character is going on a trip, and packs a bagbot with his belongings, the concept and use become clear. When the bagbot follows him around the starport and becomes a closet when he deploys it, readers will not only understand, they'll want one.
Taken from the Tarthian Empire Companion, an illustrated World-Building Bible and Guide to Writing a Science Fiction Series. Original art by Jamin Allen and Kayelle Allen.
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Giveaway

Download the free "Top Stops" edition of the Companion and visit the most popular sites in the Tarthian Empire. Illustrated, 24 pp

About the Companion

Genre Non-fiction, Reference
Author Kayelle Allen
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G
For the science fiction writer, this volume teaches you how to build believable worlds, track details of your story, organize your writing, and lay out your story bible. Novice or experienced, you will pick up tricks and tips here. This EPIC eBook Award winning writer shares organizational tips, links to marketing sites, groups supporting writers, science fiction groups, and more. Material from the author's 90+ page website is included.
For the science fiction fan, the Companion reveals the worldbuilding magic that makes Kayelle Allen's Tarthian Empire tick. She shares every character in every book, 10k years of future history, offers inside peeks at scenes and stories, lays out a quick tour of the Empire, and dishes up a surfeit of secrets, all in one illustrated volume. Original art by Jamin Allen and Kayelle Allen.

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About the Author

Kayelle Allen is a best-selling, multi-published, award-winning author. Her unstoppable heroes and heroines include contemporary every day folk, role-playing immortal gamers, futuristic covert agents, and warriors who purr.
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About the Illustrator

Jamin Allen is the founder of Nimajination Studios, and is known as "Volgraza" on the popular YouTube channel V^2Gamers, which features game play, advice, and update information for games such as SpaceEngineers, and other games on Steam. He is the son of Kayelle Allen.

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