I’m so excited for the A to Z Blog Challenge starting on Wednesday! So excited that I’m going to give you a little bit a preview and some more information on what I’m doing.
Could I have done this in my Theme Reveal post? Sure I could have, but I hadn’t fully formed the idea of exactly what it was going to look like.
I mentioned that I’m using a book Rebekah Loper called The A-Zs of Worldbuilding: Building a Fictional World From Scratch to help me form a world, dare I say, a better world than the one
I’m currently hiding from we’re currently living in. I decided that in addition to giving you some background information about Zebulon (the fictional community I’ve created), I am also going to give you an excerpt from the book.
Unfortunately, to match up with the A to Zs, the excerpts won’t be in order. But hopefully by Wednesday, or at least by the end of the week, I’ll have the book ready to go so you can buy it if you want to read it all in order right away!
And to start you off, let me just give you a quick description of what’s going on in this fictional world:
Welcome to Zebulon. After the collapse of society in the early 2000s, small societies rose up in pockets all over the country. Built out of the ashes of cities, each community is built from interconnected high-rise buildings. No one has to go outside, ever. The outside air is breathable now, but it’s always bitterly cold. So, the communities grew over time encouraging people to live together in groups of ~200 with about 10 of these high rises per community. Underground trains connect communities, but they aren’t used by the general public. There’s no money, there’s perfect equality, and sexual exploration is encouraged. Join our main character Mara as she learns how to navigate the adult world of her society.
I’d like to just note that I wrote this on January 1st, 2020. I had no idea much crazier the world would get in just a few months.
So anyway, join me on this journey through a much better, more fun, disease-free world!