Saturday, April 30, 2011

Worldbuilding A to Z: Z is for... Ze End!

This is Ze End. My only friend, Ze End. (I apologize, really. But I couldn't think of anything appropriate for the letter Z.)

It's been an interesting month mapping out the different aspects of the worldbuilding I've done. During that time I've been focusing on my fantasy realm of Akhet. It is the country in which my current WIP takes place. But it is only a small part of the world in which it exists. Though I have only done in depth worldbuilding on Akhet at this point. In my mind I have planned a rather large world full of different lands and different peoples. All of those lands and peoples will make appearances in my stories over time.

The river Iteru flows from the northern highlands into a large inland sea. To the northeast of Iteru, past the desert regions, there is a huge range of mountains. And past that mountain range is a land where the sun does not reach and the people live in perpetual twilight. It is the land that the people of Akhet left in order to search for a better home. My next story will take place there and have heavy Celtic influences.

To the south, across the sea, I have ideas (only vague at this point) of a realm inspired by Greek mythology. And somewhere in the center of the sea will be a large island and one day I will write my own version of the Atlantis legend. taking my cue directly from Plato.

So while this is Ze End of the Challenge, it is far from Ze End of my adventures in worldbuilding. And I will continue to talk about it here from time to time. (Though never again for a whole month straight!) I hope you've enjoyed learning about Egypt and Akhet with me. I've enjoyed all of your comments. It's been a great experience!


  1. Your world sounds like an intriguing place to be--I love anything with mythology. Congrats on making it through the challenge!

  2. Excellent post! Congrats on completing the A-to-Z Challenge!

    You had asked on my blog about the May Mom's blog hop, and you don't have to be on twitter to do it. email me at oflynn at gmail dot com and I will get you in touch with the woman who is running that blog event for May.

    Happy Saturday!

    Come visit me on my blog :)

  3. Congrats on finishing the challenge. How you did it with a new baby, I'll never know. It was a fascinating series. :)

  4. It was a great month, and your run was one of the highlights. How you managed with the family distraction I don't know, but there must be many of us glad you carried on. This is a fine ending, a good step back.

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  6. I enjoyed all the world building posts.

  7. Congrats on finishing!! That was a creative way for using Z. Well done.

  8. I'm so impressed you made it through! And the idea of mapping out a whole world is intimidating to me, wow.....


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