Today I am pleased to have Cesya Cuono, author of Elemental Reality, dropping by to chat about world building for the Elemental Reality Blog Tour. Hope ya'll enjoy her lovely post. =)
- World Building
I had so much fun building the world in my book. Ardmore is a real place in Pennsylvania but I added more to it. I had fun creating new aspects of the town and writing in new featured to enhance it. Tehokas City was an even better city to create. I got to have fun with this one. Because of my characters abilities, I had to come up with a good place where they could be themselves and not have the fear of being exposed to others. I ran the idea around my head that I wanted it to be in an actual place but hidden then erased that idea. Their city had to be amongst itself and anything they needed could be found in that city. So was born Tehokas City and the people that inhabited it. Writing this novel really let my inner creativity shine. I always knew I had a great imagination solely based on some crazy, out-there dreams but never did anything about it. By creating this world, it’s made space in my brain (not that there’s much space left) for more ideas to lodge. I’ll leave you with some advice when creating a world. Think of a place you’ve been or want to visit. If you had the power to physically create a new world based off of one place what would it look like? What would the people, creatures, beings, etc. Look like? How would you make that place unique? Everyone has the ability to dream up a new world but some don’t dive deep enough into their thoughts to find it. Try it sometime. You may be surprised at what you’d find.
When Callie Pierce was ten, her mother disappeared without a trace. On the eve of her disappearance twelve years later, the Earth seemingly comes alive. The elements speak to Callie, and that's only the beginning. Everything she has ever known was a twisted fabrication to protect her. Now the truth is set free. Callie and her sister are more powerful than any Faerie ever born. Now they have to use their powers to save their mother and family from the evil hands of fate that threaten to tear them apart. Welcome to her elemental reality.