It’s hard to believe you can fail to address a decision for so long the task becomes disproportionate to its importance. One world building question of mine went unanswered for years. Okay, for over a decade. Hopefully there aren’t other writers out there who can identify with this problem, but there probably are.
The task? Name a continent. I failed (for a loooooog while).
At least no one died. No country fell. No economy collapsed. Still, there was a fantasy world with a hole in it the size of my procrastination.
In the early 2000s when I was developing a fantasy world to serve as the setting for my stories I created Ontyre. The world of Ontyre (remember that, it’s important). The name came to me, as I recall, fairly early in the process. Other elements followed: histories, a highly defined magic system, peoples, cultures…even a rudimentary language for the ora’ean people.
Oh, and then there was the geography. And so my ridiculous tale of self-imposed woe truly begins…
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