The joys of coining words for your story
I’m also creating a few words for my fantasy story. I like his word ‘sylluth’ and will have to ask him if I can borrow it for my story. It seems to me there should already be a name for that kind of tree. ~ Connie
I’m sure that a lot of the stories being set up for National November Writing Month will be fantasy/sci fi. It’s a great genre – I write in it myself.
Fantasy and sci-fi adds all sorts of fun ‘extras’ to the writing challenge – like making the setting ‘different but not too different’. One of the best ways to create a sense of ‘difference’ in fantasy world building is to coin words for it.
Part of the Westlands of Agorathor.
The master, of course, was Tolkien. He coined whole languages – several of them – along with part-lexicons for other languages that gave a staggering depth to his world. For the rest of us, it’s still handy to create a few words to give that sense of exotic to the setting. The trick is to be judicious – too many and the reader will get confused.
There’s also the issue…
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