Today we’re celebrating the release of Heather McCorkle’s fantasy novel, The Dragon Empire! For today’s stop Heather is answering the following question:
The world you created in The Dragon Empire is very elaborate. How did you keep track of everything?
Heather: I created a notebook and put everything about the world in it. I wrote up pages on each type of dragon, each island, each character, the different creatures and cultures, and even drew maps of the world. It was a lot of work, but also a lot of fun!
Here is a bit about it:
On Yacrana dragons are the advanced species. But advanced doesn’t always mean civilized…
There’s trouble in the Dragon Empire, the kind that could start a war between dragons and the races of people. Hidden factions of dragons believe they should rule the lesser races, not simply stand aside and allow them to develop as they will. Having lived so long in peace, the Emperors turn a blind eye, many oblivious that such attitudes even exist.
Despite being only an architect class, emerald dragon, Grendar is willing to risk banishment and death to stop that which his rulers refuse to see. The hope of peace lies not within the scaled breast of a dragon however, but within the hands of a group of people. But if the hidden factions have their way, these people won’t live to fulfill such a destiny. With a reluctant seer at his side, Grendar must leave his precious Empire for the outside world to save those that will one day save his kind.
That’s a great idea to use a notebook to keep track of things with complex world building. A huge congrats to Heather on her new book.
That’s me, crazy organized, lol! Thanks Natalie.
All that planning pays off though.
It does indeed!
Notebooks are a writer’s best friend!
So true! Thanks Lynda.
I wish I were that organized. *sigh* Sounds awesome, Heather!!