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A Question About Facts.. posted 22 May 2005 in Author Q & AA Question About Facts.. by Kidruhil Lancer, Auditor

I was just curious, Mr Bakker. Do you have most of your facts about your world already set in stone?

I know personally, when I make up a world, alot of the things I come up with, such as the smaller details, I make up as soon as someone asks me. Which makes me greatly value questions.

So my question is... are all your facts already set in stone? Or are there times that... when the right question is asked (probably by White Lord, heh)... that you make up a fact on the spot to answer the question? Maybe something you hadn't thought of before until someone asked..?

(I hope that makes sense...) view post


A Question About Facts.. posted 23 May 2005 in Author Q & AA Question About Facts.. by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

Nothing, absolutely nothing, is set in stone until it finds itself published in the books. But otherwise, I've been working on the world for some twenty years, and though I rarely check my notes to answer questions (being the lazy ass that I am <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: --> ), I'm not sure I've out and out made anything up in the course of answering questions. This doesn't make the questions any less valuable, because I find the whole Q&amp;A process to be a great way to get me thinking about the world again (I tend to be either 'on story' or 'on world'), and it has the effect of firming things up.

People have hit world-building bottom several times. Especially that White Lord character... <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: --> view post


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