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Some resources for worldbuilding

4 Oct

Here are some links with suggestions for questions to think about while you’re worldbuilding!

http://www.sfwa.org/2009/08/fantasy-worldbuilding-questions/

Worldbuilding Checklist: Creating Cultures and Religions

CREATURES

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The World of Palgnon; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Swamp

9 Nov

Hey CWC! This is a brief (ish) summary of the world we built a few weeks ago for our worldbuilding unit.

Everyone collaborated on developing the basis for a world by selecting a genre, a general place, and a few key facts about the world. From there, we all split off into groups to work on our individual aspects.

The basic world was post-apocalyptic, although actually several hundred years after the actual apocalypse, while humanity is finishing the process of recovering. The apocalypse was caused by biological and nuclear warfare, so remaining health issues and mutated creatures are a frequent issue for the inhabitants. The area is a partially flooded swampland, and the denizens have built raised platforms and houses out from the trees to live in and travel across. The swamp is divided into city-states which are controlled by a deified dictator.

From there, things got cool!

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Plot Structure Resources for Today

26 Oct

Blake Snyder Beat Sheat / “Save The Cat”
https://timstout.wordpress.com/story-structure/blake-snyders-beat-sheet/
http://www.savethecat.com/category/beat-sheets

Michael Hauge Six Stage Plot Structure / Five Turning Points
http://www.movieoutline.com/articles/the-five-key-turning-points-of-all-successful-movie-scripts.html
http://blog.janicehardy.com/2013/10/plotting-with-michael-hagues-six-stage.html

New Additions:

8-Part Story Outline
http://www.how-to-write-a-book-now.com/plot-outline.html

Pixar Story Spine

The Story Spine: Pixar’s 4th Rule of Storytelling

How to Join the Blog

21 Sep

Becoming an author on the CWC blog is easy for you and tricky for me. Fortunately, you’re you and not me.

If you want the ability to post on this blog, simply sign into your WordPress account and leave a comment on this post asking! I will add you as an Author, which will give you the ability to write and publish posts on this blog. You can post works you want to share, interesting resources you found, or anything you feel would interest the club.

Keep in mind that WordPress will send the invitation to join to whichever email is tied to your WordPress account. If you no longer have access to it, you might want to update the email to something you can access.

Also, posting requires a WordPress account, so if you don’t have one, you should sign up for one. It’s a pretty straightforward process, but I can help you with it if you need help.

Welcome to the club!

—Ivy

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PARTY TIME!!!

30 Apr

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GET HYPE!!

hellhound

7 May

as promised, the tragic tale of derek and his dog

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hey this is nice, derek has no friends so a dog will suit him well

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aww

let’s just go inside and–

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no

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why

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i replaced him with a kitten and never looked back

sims 3 pets: not even once