Today’s #ThursdayAesthetic on twitter theme is setting. So I wanted to talk a bit about that in terms of my WIP SA.
It was actually fairly easy for me to come up with the setting of this WIP, once I knew I was incorporating a Robin Hood character I knew I had to base the setting of it on Nottingham and Sherwood Forest. Sadly I have never been so it is definitely loosely based, and mostly based in terms of how I named locations. Thankfully, I have my best friend to help me – she was born in Nottingham. I also incorporated Greek mythology elements in the setting, but not too much.
Creating the setting was the easiest part, though I avoided making a map for a while. I’m not the best at making maps, but with fantasy wip, I find that I really need one. The one I made for SA is incredibly basic and is only to help me keep the location of places straight in my head. I’m not sure if I’ll include one when I publish, but I have time to think about it and look into hiring designers.
I’m super excited to share it with everyone. I truly hope I do the world building justice in my writing though.
How about you? Was setting easy for you in your WIP? Or was it the tough part? Do maps help you?