I do not have a snippet for you today. That doesn't mean that I'm not continuing to chug along on my WIP. I'm at a little over 16K. WOOHOO. This is good for me. With all my life's distractions I don't have huge chunks of time to devote to writing. Le Sigh. Maybe one day when all the bills are paid, I won't have to work a day job.
But I do have a song and something that I want to talk about. Culture. When you are writing contemporary you pick a culture that exists, breath it into your character and voila you have a real person. Or you don't even think about the culture and just start writing the person and your own culture leaks into the person you have created.
Now in fantasy you have leeway. You can create a culture. Especially in high fantasy. Lord of Rings anyone? Hobbits and second breakfasts. I know someone around here speaks Elvish. Cassie, are you out there??
With my book I have 2 very distinct cultures colliding into each other. Ones that had no idea the other existed. Let's discuss.
Now lets looks at where he lives..
And this is what dominates his world...
And now we have Piper's world. What dominates her world?
Knowledge...Technology...The Future...Brilliance...Paganism...Deceit...Anything is Possible...Entrenched Beliefs...Amazing Creations
You get the point. A small town boy meets a big city girl and they fall in love.
Have you ever created a culture? A belief system? Traditions? I am finding it exhilarating and fascinating. And a bit of research too. What is your favorite part if you have? Or if you haven't, what is your favorite part about creating a person?
To help me with the feel for 2 worlds colliding, I've been listening to a ton of Male/Female duos. I love the push and pull of their voices intertwining. This is Snow Patrol.
Have a great Easter weekend. Over at Falling for Fiction you will find the letter F, brought you by Cassie Mae and Hope.