Wednesday, August 3, 2011

ROW80 Update

Things are going really good! Actually better than good. I found something that totally makes world building easier.

I made a wiki about my world.

Yep, that's right. I wiki'd it.

I got the idea from the Wicked and Tricksy blog where they recommended tiddlywiki. And while I initially liked it I began to dislike the way it looked and worked and there was no way I could find to at least changed the color of the font. So I instead found Google Sites where you can make a pretty awesome wiki. And it's easy to link from one page to another and when you're writing you can instantly create a new page right from where your writing so you can link a word, even if there's no info on the page.

And every subject gets it's own page if you want it that way. And you can keep your wiki private to just yourself or share it with a handful of people you want to share it with. And it's free. That's always a plus ;)

So, it makes it so easy to keep all the information about your world, or even your plot, all in one organized place. No longer in journals where you have to endlessly flip through things and rediscover things you've forgotten. No more piling it in one or more computer documents. It's all in one place. In your world wiki! :D (If you can't tell, I absolutely love this thing :D)

And I've been keeping up with this August's Camp Nano, except for the first day, it sort of snuck up on me and I was all amped up about the pottermore thing. Well, scratch that, I'm still amped up about the pottermore thing :D

To find other ROW80 participants:

7 comments:

Sarah McCabe said...

Thanks for the tip. I think I'll try google sites. I like the idea of plugging all my worldbuilding and story notes into a wiki for easy access.

Margo Berendsen said...

Your own world-building wiki? I am definitely going to try that sometime!!! An awesome idea!

Sarah McCabe said...

By the way, I've passed on a blog award to you. Check it out here: http://subcreator.blogspot.com/2011/08/passing-on-love.html

TayLyee said...

Sarah McCabe, I find it sort of fun :) And I'm going to check out the award, thank you :D

Margo Berendsen, I know, it's like so fun!

Lady Gwen said...

Oops! I think I misunderstood what your Blog Hop was about - Is this for the ROW80 blogfest? Cuz I'm not signed up for that. Darn - sorry. I'm number 52 on your linky list. In any case I'll just hop around to the blogs on the list if thats okay?

TayLyee said...

Lady Gwen, Oops, I guess I should've clarified that bit.

You're okay, it was an accident. I don't imagine anyone will call the blogging police or anything xD And I don't think anyone will mind if you visit their blogs either ;)

Claudie A. said...

Ha! Glad you loved the wiki idea. I'd check out the google one, but I'm too lazy to redo the... three wiki I already have for my worlds. XD