Settings Part 2
Last week we had a Guest Post by J. H. Bogran who introduced the topic of Settings. http://aliendjinnromances.blogspot.com/2013/04/guest-post-by-j-h-bogran-use-of-setting.html Considering this blog focuses on Science Fiction and Fantasy both -- with a plot based on Romance -- we have spent a lot of time focused on Worldbuilding, i.e. creating the setting from scratch. You can go to any planet, any universe, any reality, any time -- it's a lot. You start with an amorphous nothing -- just like in Genesis it says In The Beginning a void. When we start to write, we are in a void, with darkness on the face of our very deep minds. And we have to create and cast a light into that darkness, form solid ground for ourselves. We have started with worldbuilding, but each World you Build has many Settings in which you may place your story. In our excursion into Worldbuilding we also covered Theme-Plot Integration and within that topic we examined a number of political issues. The strange thing with politics is how it controls everything in the worlds we build -- we just don't have to deal with it by name. However, we have an opportunity coming up in 2016 when the USA will once again have an "open" election -- without an incumbent President, so debate will be furious. This is an opportunity to market a novel with a Political setting, and I think I've found one you can exploit to the good of the Romance market. We all live in an Internet dominated environment, and th...
Settings Part 2