worldbuilding-question: How do people deliver messages around your world? Instant messaging? Mail?...

worldbuilding-question:

How do people deliver messages around your world? Instant messaging? Mail? Telepathy?

The Dragon Towers. They’re a whole cultural institution in the Copper Kingdom. But the short of it is that when a message needs to be gotten to everyone, it is given to the crier, who climbs to the to of the tower and stands in the dragon’s mouth which is constructed to project sound out of the mouth. Then the crier shouts/yells/sings at the top of their lungs so everyone around hears it loud and clear.

This can be governmental messages but the crier can be paid to give messages for an individual as well. Even not in the tower, pay them enough and a crier will personally speak your message to a recipient.

Your other choice is sending someone you trust.

Show, Don’t Tell: So Overrated

lizard-is-writing:

Anonymous asked: “Hi Lizard! I have a problem. I like to show instead of tell in my stories, but when I’m hinting at certain things, for example, a character’s feelings through their actions, I feel like it’s too vague?”

One of those things that I think every new writer learns as a first solid piece of advice is “Show, Don’t Tell” and don’t get me wrong, it’s not bad advice to start with, but it is not the end all, be all by any means. So, let’s break this down and talk it out.

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wbqotd:What kind of clothes, if any, do the people in your setting typically sleep in? So, while the...

wbqotd:

What kind of clothes, if any, do the people in your setting typically sleep in?

So, while the empire of the Copper Kingdom has weather all over the map because they are spread all over the map, clothing styles are pretty much directly exported from the original Copper Kingdom location, which is a broad flattish mountain peak. Because of that location there’s actually a fair amount of temperature swing in the Copper Kingdom year. Temperatures can reach into the 80s during summer days and drop a little below freezing on winter nights.  Which means night dress changes at an individual’s option during the course of the year. 

Almost nobody wears anything at all on summer nights. Nudity isn’t much of a taboo. And they consider it just too hot once it hits the mid seventies.

But come winter nights, there is a wrap blanket that many people use. It lays flat as an extra layer on the bed and then pulls off to be fastened much like a doric chiton, though it has loops and fasteners where the greeks tied and at the waist. It was also much heavier material.

And once people were done getting out of bed, they would pull it off and toss it back on top of the bed for it to keep keeping them warm.

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