Thursday, January 7, 2010 - Tourist's Guide

posted Jan 7, 2010, 6:20 PM by Jeremy Poehnert   [ updated Jan 7, 2010, 6:32 PM ]
One of the other sources of supplemental chapters will be a "tourist's guide" to the Kingdoms, written by a quirky, self-styled tourist (most people don't  travel).  I haven't gotten any more specific about the writer yet.

Maybe it can be a group of writer's, doing a kind of "Lonely Planet" take on things.  That way I change to different voices and perspectives.  I'll have to play with the possibilities.

The attraction to these for me is that it creates a fun way to introduce things from before the War, that might not exist any more, offer quirky, completely "unofficial" takes on things, and a chance to work in some humor and fun.

I started drafting the tourist's guide to the University of Magic on the train the other day, and it was super fun.  It was nice to include some light hearted background that contributed to the themes and development of the story/characters, but from a completely different perspective.

I'll try to type that draft up here soon.