posted on Aug, 13 2010 @ 09:16 AM
I want to introduce a project of mine that has been shoved to the back of my mind for many years now, and I really want to let it out to breathe.
Years ago, a friend and I were partnered in a world-building fantasy project with which we planned to make into novels. It never came to fruition.
Life happened and got in the way as it so often does, and now I am older, with far less imagination and no one to aid in the project.
So, a little about the project:
Firstly, my inspirations draw from several varied sources;
Steven Erikson, George R.R. Martin, and Tad Williams to name a few.
I have become so tired of the tried and true fantasy stories, you know, the usual stereotyped epic fantasy story that gets repeated over and over..
White tower vs. Black tower, light vs. Dark, schools for wizards, etc. Its just all become so redundant.
This is why I like Erikson and Martin so much, a main character can die at any time, its gritty, its more real, and there are lots of new and
I want this project to head in new directions as well. This is also where all of you come in (hopefully). I have reached such blocks to my imagination
that many aspects have become near insurmountable obstacles to me. So I implore you all; Aid me in my quest?
Now, on to the world:
The world is called Anyara. This name and inspiration came from a dream I had many years ago. I want a somewhat broad storyline, many characters, and
a lot of action. I want to go light on the side of fruit. The side of grit is the main theme, mixed with some humor, dark humor is best I think.
I have many notes on the world, and some characters, along with maps and other visual aids which I will begin organizing and posting as soon as I
can. All of which I need to convert to digital media.
So my first requests are for those of you who choose to help is some help in brainstorming. For starters, plot lines. There can be multiples and to
begin with, the more ideas, the better.
I have a couple in mind, at least fragments. But at the moment, before I post any real info or notes on the Anyara world and project, I just want to
hear some ideas from you guys, to plant the seeds so to speak.
I like the idea of basing the tale around a quircky regiment of soldiers, and magic, creatures, and high fantasy elements are welcome. Just stay away
from big time wizards and warriors and magic school fantasy.
I will try to answer any questions about the world, and I will try to get the meat of my project together and posted soon. (I need time to type it up
on a computer, as right now I am posting via blackberry and boy does it suck, lol.)
So, let the ideas begin. I welcome plot outlines, large and small, events, anything for the moment, just to get the creative juices flowing.
Thank you in advance and I hope many of you will become a part of this project!