My World Part 03a: Weights and Measures (1/2)

My World Part 03A: Weights And Measures (1/2)

Following ‘Cyclic Calendar‘ and ‘Currency‘ I decided to explore weights and measures, namely: length, volume, area and weight. I’ve yet to consider measurements of time, and expect I’ll stick to second, minutes and hours. We have several options when implementing measurements in a fantasy world. I considered metric, imperial, hybrid and a made-up system. From my perspective, the metric system…

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My World Part 02a: Currency

My World Part 02A: Currency

Having come up with my own calendar (Cyclic Calendar), I decided to focus on currency. Many of my initial thoughts were based on the metric system we use in the real-world–I thought that isn’t my own system; it’s just renaming currency. Where’s the creativity? The originality? Then it came to me. The Cyclic Calendar will be important so why not…

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My World Part 01: Cyclic Calendar

My World Part 01: Cyclic Calendar

I’ve been thinking about writing a fantasy novel for a while. Fragmented thoughts regarding story arcs, key events to define characters, social & political structures, economical factors races and how to end one book to lead into another, but as of yet nothing solid. I haven’t actually sat down to try and piece something together. Anyway, one aspect I’ve been…

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Brandon Sanderson’s Lectures

I came across this course, by Brandon Sanderson, through a Twitter post by Evan Winter–the author of the brilliant ‘The Rage of Dragons’. The course Winter linked to appears to be a new course, which at the time of writing, only has one video. There is however a playlist setup and it’s on the official Brandon Sanderson YouTube channel. I’ve…

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