Here’s my second installment of background information … written from Eldranth’s point of view. For those who missed the first graphic novel, please go back to this post.
Here is the star map for the Ll’Ellendryn region in a bit more detail. This is a flattened, and somewhat figurative diagram, something like the old, artistic world maps for Earth (I didn’t put “Here there be dragons”, but that’s kind of the gist of things).
So … I’ve been doing lots of world building for my first novel. After getting it three-quarters written, I started having many questions that needed consistent answers, thus the exercise in creating a detailed background supported by a significant amount of research. Here’s my first installment of background information … written from Eldranth’s point of view.
As a person who lives off-grid with an old truck and older boats, I’ve often found myself crawling, squirming, or otherwise maneuvering into tight spaces within their mechanical anatomy in order to repair something or other that has chosen NOW to reach the state we commonly refer to as FUBAR. I find that my personal experiences often get reflected in my writing.
Image: Location of the Ll’Ellendryn within the Milky Way Galaxy.
I decided a while back that I should write my science fiction stories under a pseudonym, partly to keep my fiction and nonfiction writing separate, but also, who is going to buy a book by Barb Faggetter (other than her friends)?? It’s just one of those names … so if I have to struggle with the weird name problem, why not just make one up that is completely free of any baggage. So, meet Eldranth Föalen, one of the main characters in my novel.
Image: Star map of the Ll’Ellendryn, the region of space in which my novels take place.
I’m a scientist, and it seems to me that if I’m going to write some fiction, it’s likely to be science fiction. Like duh …