What’s in a Name – World Building Basics Part I

A rose with raindrops
“A rose by any other name…”

“What’s in a name?” When Shakespeare penned that infamous question so many centuries ago, he was speaking of the idea that the essence of an object or person remains the same regardless of what it’s called. Indeed, the rose of which Juliet spoke during her not-so-secret thoughts on the nature of Romeo has many names — a different one in each human language, for starters. So what does this mean for us as writers or in terms of world building in general?

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Setting the Stage in Raven’s Deep

A lot of authors use their own names as the title of their author’s website.  George R.R. Martin has Stephen King has, and so on and so forth.  So it’s only natural that you may find yourself wondering why in the world I’ve called this site “Raven’s Deep?”  Well, it all has to do with setting.