For My Fellow Writers /// 01


recite-qzb5co

It begins! Welcome to the first post of my new blog series “For My Fellow Writers”, in which I share something that’s helped me in some funny way, in hopes it might help you out too! I hope you all enjoy! ❤

NaNoWriMo is coming up really soon, so I decided to share one of my favorite world building/inspiration resources on our very first entry for “FMFW” in honor of everyone building their worlds right now! I don’t remember where I found this site, I just know that I forget about it too often for loving it as much as I do. (A casual disclaimer, I’m not a big enough blogger for this to be sponsored, so I’m only recommending this because I LOVE IT. XD )

It has a funny simple name of “donjon” and it’s a straightforward generator; I believe it was made for tabletop role-playing games but it is the fantasy/sci-fi writers dream generator for world building and world/story inspiration! Go here for a moment and play around on this page to get a quick taste; be sure to click the drop down tab!

Screenshot (1117)
the main page

To list just a few of its amazing, detailed generators, it can create globes and maps of variations and fantasy calendars, along with different types of star systems, adventures, magical items, dungeon levels, and monsters. It generates tons of names and titles for humans, aliens, monsters, inns, spaceships, and planets, too.

These generators are all surprisingly detailed, so you can be about as specific as you want for most things, which is fantastic! I always get super pumped whenever I pop over there to fool around for awhile. I’ve used it to generate random writing prompts; I also use it to shake things up in my head. It’s lots of fun!

Screenshot (1118)

Hopefully some of you who might be writing fantasy or sci-fi this year might find something useful to your world building or writing! Be sure to let me know which generator you find that you didn’t know you needed! XD

(Of course, download things at your own risk, but I don’t remember having trouble with this the last time I used it. You can always take screencaps of the information as well to save as images.)

While I’m still undecided on my participation of NaNoWriMo 2015, I’m all gung-ho on cheering on the rest of you! So don’t be shy to come vent your frustrations or ask for a “you can do it” from me; I’ll have something positive and supportive to say to anyone who needs it whether you are participating or not!

NaNo-2015-Participant-Banner

Also I thought it’d be fun to do another poll! The results of the last one were very helpful! Like last time, this is a multiple choice, so check whichever might fit you, and if you want to be more specific in the comments, feel free! If there’s a general time when the majority of you get your writing done, I might figure out a good time to publish these posts to benefit you all. That is, after all, the point of this series. XD

For me, I get more written on weekday nights for some reason. 🙂 Have a great day, my fellow writers! ❤

~Jamie

Advertisements

11 thoughts on “For My Fellow Writers /// 01

  1. I checked out the website and it was really neat! I don’t write too much fantasy, but I think it’s something I could use to help write my dystopian novel (I only have two chapters to go before I finish the 2nd draft!! Just had to share that, I’m so excited!! 😀 )

    I don’t know about NaNo, either. I definitely want to, but my first priority right now is finishing the second draft of my novel, and then I want to start the first draft of the sequel (annnd I guess school is a priority too. hm). Best of luck to you if you decide to do NaNo!

    ~Emily

    1. Oh yes, I’m sure you can find some great things for dystopian as well! OMG that’s so exciting about your second draft! Huzzah! *pops confetti in early celebration* XD

      Yeah, see, we’re in the same boat, lol. School is definitely important, lol. And you seem to have a good grip on your writing plans already, that’s awesome! Thank you; I might not know till November 1st if I’m doing it or not lol I guess we’ll see! XD

      ~Jamie

  2. What a neat site for fantasy! The genre has always intrigued me, and I have had my brief encounters with tabletop RPGs, so it was especially interesting. I’m going to have to favorite this one, so thanks!

    1. I’m so glad you like it! I always forget about it and when I’m going through my bookmarks I remember “Omg! This had all the good generators!” lol XD

  3. GRRM told the writers of the show what’s going to happen so that they can continue the show if he dies before finishing the books. So the writers know whats going to happen there but they’re already drifting so who knows where it’ll actually end up.

    1. oh yes I did know that about the ending; I’m glad they know the fate of the characters, but I think getting them there will be tricky. I’ve yet to read the books themselves (kinda don’t want to) so I can’t say where they’ve already changed things. I just know from tons of experience that adaptions tend to fall apart fast once they go pass where the original work has stopped. *cries*

      ~Jamie

  4. Oh my gosh, this post is AMAZING. I’m so trying out the generator tomorrow. Why do I have the feeling I just signed on for the most helpful thing ever and also renounced all my freetime?! XD I spend a ton of time world building for my novels, so this is PERFECT for me. THANK YOU! I can’t wait for more posts!

    Also, I voted! I do most of my writing late at night (unholy hours actually, my brain is weird) on the weekends. 😉

    – Ashie ❤

    1. Thank you very much!!! xD LOL yes, nothing like a fun time waster that is also helping your story. XD You’ll have to tell me which generator is your favorite!!

      Oooh, yay someone else who writes at night! I love writing at night! 😀 That’s when all those angsty songs seem so relevant. 😛

      ~Jamie

  5. This seems like a really cool site! I’ll have to try this some time! Thanks for letting me know about it. 🙂

    storitorigrace.blogspot.com

  6. What an amazing looking website. As a person who writes an awful lot of fantasy, something like that would be perfect for helping with worldbuilding (or helping me out of a jam when I’m pantsing again.) This is such a great idea for a blog series. I’m looking forward to see more posts in this series!

It always makes my day to see your messages! Don't forget to check back, I try to write back to you too! <3

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s