Portals: Fantasy Anthology Part 1 of 2
Will share Part 2 tomorrow!!
Welcome to the Portals Blog Tour. I’ve asked each author to answer the following question:
Did you use real world elements or was your world completely plucked from your imagination?
I’m huge on world building in fantasy/sci-fi so the question was a no brainer. Let’s see how they faired
Michael Siciliano, author of The Lunatic Queen:
I used some real world elements.
I came up with a system for creating character names that have a certain cultural feel. I’d find a baby-naming site where the names have been subdivided into culture and gender. I’d search under those preferences and then skim through the result. If one struck my fancy, I’d play with the name a bit by substituting a consonant or a vowel. If that didn’t get the perfect name, I’d substitute more than one. If none of that clicked, I’d consider taking the original name. Such was the case…
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