|Roses or bugel weed? You decide.|
To inspire me, I've asked for prompts from the fabulous fictionistas and in true cupcake loving, strawberry soda drinking fashion, Stacy, Jenn and Ruth have risen to the challenge. I have prompts: two matching tattoos, an airship, a cat.
My imagination is motoring. I'm conceiving of a story, a little linked back to sidhe who pop up in Serendipity. I have two protagonists in mind, one side character.
I have a dragon.
I have a cat.
I am SO CLOSE to getting there but.....
MY WORLD WON'T APPEAR.
Here's my problem. I can paint a historical setting, no worries. I love history. I love bringing it alive. Damn it I can walk through those streets. But a fantasy setting?
Do you have roses or bugel weed? If I choose (imaginary) bugel weed, does that preclude me from referring to poison ivy?
I like writing in a historical setting but I want it to be a fantasy historical setting. And I'm struggling with blending the two. Is what I'm writing a brand of alternate history?
Damn it, I just don't know.
I need a guide through this quagmire of fantasy writing. I've read plenty... but I just don't know where to start.