Introduction: Little Nightmares Series

Recently a friend asked me to play a game called Little Nightmares.

This request has been one of the best arguments I have for peer pressure occasionally being a good thing, because it quickly rocketed to ‘best video game I’ve played all year’ and definitely holds a place in my top five games of all time. I’ll add some qualifiers to that, because just because I love something doesn’t mean I think it’s flawless, but it definitely qualifies for one of my top five slots. Continue reading

Edit Pass Live Stage 2: Task List

Worldbuilding Questions

  • Write more complete history and geography of E. Country
    • Last few rulers
    • Complete list of political factions
    • Changes since Large Historical Event A (especially population distribution)
    • Overarching opinions of H. Country
    • Overarching opinions of Political Event B
    • Restrictions caused by Political Event B
    • Cultural and legal changes caused by Political Event B
    • Decide exact place of H.H in E. Country politics.
  • Rework magic system
    • Exact workings of E. Country magic system
    • Decide how E. Country’s system can or cannot interact with H. Country’s.
    • Why must H. Country use their rune system, why not current language, since their magic is based on linguistics, not inherent to the language itself?
  • Country Details (already started)
    • Decide on current fashion, how style is different to E. Country, and effects of the magic system on textiles
    • Better descriptions of how common households are laid out, what magics and technologies the average person has, etc.
    • Common foods – what is local, what is imported
    • Common family and household structures.

 

Characters who Need Fixing

  • Yerothen
  • Althus
  • Orothias
  • Ette
  • Ithild

 

Timeline

  • Collate all my notes; split into categories so I can easily reference them
  • Create new outline

Edit Pass Live Stage 2: Background Work

So, as anyone who’s following the Twitter will know, I finished the readthrough pass. It took a little longer than I’d like, but that’s how these things shake out.

I’m also sort of glad that I chose this particular book to do the live edit pass on, because hoo boy we’re going to have material for months. Continue reading

Edit Pass Live 1: The Readthrough

Here begins the edit pass of an upcoming book that I’m going to refer to as tKC.

Some stats to begin with – since I won’t be talking about a previous phase of editing here, I’m just going to fill in some details of the actual book so that people have an idea of what I’m talking about. Continue reading

Edit Pass Live

Hey everyone. I’ve been away for a while because of Worldcon, but I’ve finally found some time to get things written.

That Little Nightmares series is about to start, I promise. But I’m also doing something else at the moment that I want to run concurrently, because it’s going to be a little patchier than the rest of the cohesive series-esque-type-things that I do. Continue reading

Pudding

When Wilom eventually got back to Marc’s house, Cathlin was already there, but Jilli was not. Wilom had been far too preoccupied that morning to remember whether Marc had had anything planned with her, or whether she was at Sarit’s that afternoon, but he put it out of his mind. Continue reading