Hey guys, I figured I'd give you all another update on how I'm doing!
So while I'm not going to work and preparing for college, I'm writing up a storm. Of course I am still writing Serial Remains, but I have also begun trying to create a universe for some of my stories to take place in. It won't be a full series, because I want to focus on many characters, and when I write the stories they will not all correspond with a specific timeline. You might be asking what kind of universe/world I'm making for my characters and stories to take place in. It is not a full fledged fantasy land either, though I suppose fantasy elements lend themselves to this kind of world.
I'm talking about Hell here people.
Hell is a perfect setting for the stories that are in my head to happen. It is also just
ambiguous enough so that I can create my own twist on the old place. In some ways the place is exactly like Earth. You have different factions of demons and never ending conflicts between each other.
One thing I have considered doing is separating Hell into different locations, because the Japanese version of Hell and it's demons are much different than those of the Catholic church. I have considered just keeping other culture's demons out of Hell and just focusing on European demons along with older ones as well, such as Greek, Roman, Mesopotamian, and Aztec. That or just scrap the whole "Hell" term out the window and create just an underbelly of Earth in which those that go to die go. Where will this Hell even exist as well? Will it be literally under the earth or will it inhabit some otherworldly plain? Gah I have no idea!
I might just solely focus of European demons and branch out to include those of other cultures in my stories. I suppose these different cultures' demons interact and clash all the time, so it would be interesting to focus on those as well.
I think that the genres I will be able to write in are unlimited as well. Obviously when the main character is a human there will be some horror elements, but I can also bring in some more light regarding how some demons aren't really as bad as they seem as well, like some demons are more ruthless than others, just like humans.
I've already written a few short stories regarding the demons and their world, but I have yet to really work on building that world. That will be next on my list.
So that's my little talk, now I'd like to hear what you think! Lay it on me, I can always use a little push as well
I hope to talk to you all again soon, thanks!