This is for the novel I started in the How to Think Sideways course. I did my initial “lightly done” worldbuilding and starting to write the story, but couldn’t continue. Something didn’t feel right and I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. For some time now I tried to force myself to get writing done – and it just wasn’t working.
I modeled my world after ancient Mesopotamia. Recently, while doing research I discovered a couple tidbits of info. that got me unstuck. So, I’m all revved up and back on the road!
I’m starting things off with a list of concepts from my Sweet Spot Maps that will be touched on in my novel:
Religions not my own
Life or death struggles
Doorways between this world and another
Politicians/authorities – corruption
What happens after death
Loss of everything – family, love, respect, control
Lying and liers
Depression and self-pity
Dark, unknown spaces
This seems like a lot. I might pare it down as I go, but those are the sort of things that are pinging around in my head right now.