So you want to create a world that’s specially designed for your character. You have a lovely vision in your mind, but translating it to paper isn’t flowing as easily as you’d hoped. Well, I have a Quick-Read Crafty Tip for you!
First, think about your main character. Who is your MC? Be as specific as possible.
Then, think about the world you’d like to create, and put those five senses into action!
Now, answer the following questions:
In your character’s world, what would you…
Create word banks for each of your senses. Here’s a sample.
Remember: specificity is your friend. (But not specificity in a way that takes away your illustrator’s say. For example, don’t add colors to your manuscript, but do add the specific food (kumquats) that your main character loves!)
Let’s look at an example: Perhaps your world is Rosie and Charlie’s world—a world in which you can adopt a dragon and it isn’t all that odd. Here’s a sample of the world-building word bank I might create for Rosie and Charlie.
I hope this strategy will help you create an intriguing, enticing, and larger-than-life world for your character.
You made it to Day #7 of our Bite-Sized #ReVISIONweek!
Now, where do we go from here?
It’s rather challenging to keep up with writing and revising right now. If bite-sized pieces worked for you this week, keep going. Break down your goals into small, manageable steps. Think of each step like squares on a bingo card. Select a square or two each day/ each week to tackle.
Here are some ideas for bite-sized next steps.
You can also make your own bingo card of bite-sized writing and revision steps.
Speaking of next steps:
I’ll be sending out a blog post with a Prize Rafflecopter TOMORROW. You’ll have until midnight (MST) on Thursday, September 17th to enter.
SO DON’T DELAY!
Winners will be announced on Friday afternoon, September 18th!
There are so many wonderful debut groups in our midst just bursting with talented creators! Follow them on social media to keep your finger on the pulse of their incredible books.
Check out these fabulous bite-sized revision tips from the visionaries in 2020 Book Look, 20/20 Vision Picture Books, 2021 Picture Book Scribblers, Picture Book Playground, Picture Book Buzz, 2021 Book Blast, and Seen in ’19. I just know these tips will help you on your revision journey!
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