THE 4-PART WRITING SPECIAL // PART THREE: THE STORYWORLD EDITION

October 18, 2017


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Sooo... today you get to meet the setting, the world in which this story takes place. It's... quite peculiar. So let's dive in!

1. Name a unique aspect of your story world.

Well ... there are these huge trees that people live inside. So that's pretty unique xD They also live in the ground like Hobbits. And the people have the amazing ability to run/climb/swing through trees. Somewhat like Tarzn. Or Mowgli.

2. Talk about one of the important animals in the story (someone's pet or horse; or a fierce animal the MC must defeat).

So far there have been snakes, wolves, birds... maybe there will be horses? I'm trying to balance my enemy/dangerous animals and my friendly/dangerous animals. I'm also trying to figure if I have time to make them bird riders! But I would have to play around with my size charts then, I guess :P

3. A paragraph describing something in your storyworld (building, landmark, etc.).


Don't ask. But since you did ... there's this palace. Which is a huuuuge tree. But also with other structure around. So a lot of it is Broccoli made/altered but it still looks like a tree. A broccoli, in fact. It's green, and inside all the stairs spiral up and the building is built circular rather than square. :P I should draw you guys a picture. This is a shameful description but I'm feeling lazy right now...




4. Something dangerous in your storyworld.


I can't think of anything dangerous per se... like specifically uniquebto my world? Obviously the animals, the natural hazards ... they are all dangerous. So far the most damaging danger were wolves who really ripped someone up (not to death though xD).

5. Something delightful in your storyworld.

Their parties are quite surreal. Their feasts and music and dancing haha. And the palace ... because they are all so close and organized and like family there. ^-^

6. A movie soundtrack that would complement the setting.

Whaaa...??? Okay, confession. I don't listen to /that/ many soundtracks. But I guess I ciuld basically do anything with LotR :P




7. How does the geography impact the story?

My world is mostly forested with some hills and grass plains but mostly forested. As I explained before a lot happens up there in the trees ... running from branch to branch and swinging on vines and climbing like a squirrel ;)

8. Is there a particular location or time period your story you had in mind when creating your storyworld?

Nope. Purely from my head. But. I do give credit to some fictional worlds for inspiration. Mostly from C. S. Lewis, Tolkien, Tui T. Sutherland, Cordelia Funke, and movies like Epic and The Jungle Book xD




9. What is the climate like, and does it play a role in the story?

Well it's all fairly moderate. Nothing shocking. Sunshine spand rain. So obviously bad weather does apply pressure and problems, but no sandstorms, tsunamis, or earthquakes, so don't worry.

10. Are there any traditions, and do they have an effect upon the plot?

Ha the whole plot revolves around their tradition of choosing a queen. They do this every 100 years. And the queens change every 100 years. So in the 95th year of their current queen, she hosts some kind of quest/game/twst during which she looks for a girl between 12 and 16 to be her heir. The game has it's own rulesbut we will skip that. When she has found her heir, the heir goes into training under the queen for 5 years. After which, in the 100th year of the queen, she retires and her heir takes over.


I'm glad you are still with me and glad you were entertained. :) I'm still on hiatus but feel free to tell me your thoughts! By this time I should be three quarters done witn Broccoli Queen so feel free to interrogate me on my progress xD also, don't forget to check these awesome bloggers below! Tally ho!


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17 comments

  1. Forest settings are my favorites!

    This sounds like something I would totally read.

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    1. mine too, Gray,mine too :D

      WELL THAT'S GOOD TO KNOW XD

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  2. I love your new header! It looks awesome!
    This story sounds awesome! I do get an Epic vibe from what you talk about. This sounds really unique!

    ~Ivie
    iviewrites.blogspot.com

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    1. Ahaha thank you I'm getting such a headache from headers but at least you like them :P

      Well thanks again -- I really love Epic <333

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  3. I like how they choose a queen, and surreal sound amazing!

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  4. This is super cool! The palace sounds awesome!

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    1. THANKS SARAH -- HAPPY YOU LIKE THE SOUND OF IT <3

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  5. Seriously, that whole Queen tradition is awesome. Do they normally live to be 100?????? Cause that there is cool in and of itself. And in a jungle, no less...

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    1. Umm THANKS A HEAP <33 They actually live to 150 actually so there's plenty of retirement time xD

      Well, more of a regular forest ... not rain forest jungle, but the growth is really thick :P

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  6. I wonder why it takes five years to train - is the kingdom extensive or are there a boatload of traditions (its sounds like they are...) Is there any protocol for any queen that's assasinated??

    Too many questions. Now I'm curious. More, please!

    Catherine
    catherinesrebellingmuse.blogspot.com

    P.S. Did you change your profile pic? I like it!

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    1. HAHAHAHAHA yeah generally lots of traditions. They have to learn how to act like queens, what to do in any number of emergencies, and there is tons of history to study ... so that takes time :P They want the most perfect queen possible :P Also queen's CAN'T get married (this gives me sequel vibes HELP).

      If a queen is assassinated it is the job of the second-in-command to to take control and begin the search for a new heir immediately. They'll go through the regular tradition of games and challenges and tests and five years of study until the new "queenling" is ready. Until then, second-in-command rules -- but can't pass laws or make any huge decisions (like going to war or changing the traditions of choosing the queen) without consent of the entire council :P

      YEAH I KNOW I'M TRYING TO CREATE THE PERFECT KINGDOM HELP

      (yeah I changed my profile picture -- thanks :D the profile + header give me headaches haha)

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  7. I love your setting! And the giant tree sounds like someplace I would definitely visit. :D

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    1. THANK YOU NICOLE!! :D Yeah the giant trees are super cool but a bit ... I don't know cartoonish? xD

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  8. There are so many interesting facets of your world! I bet it's really fun to write them. :D

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    1. HAHAHAH yes it's fun to plan it and plot it but WRITING TAKES SO MUCH HELP :P I do love the tale though <3 THANKS SO MUCH :)

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