I’ve been creating a world, a novel, and short stories now since Mid-2018. It’s all been a healthy exercise in creative activity, but the Great-Something just wasn’t there. Until recently.
The ANE, Ancient Near East, Mesopotamia, ancient Assyria, Babylon, Elam, Hatti, etc. These are my inspiration.
But with some help from unusual places (reading Dark Ashton’s Paternus series, encouragement from a friend to delve more into mythology) I’m creating something more epic, mythological.
The image below is a small taste of that rich world whose iconography, surviving texts about the primordial cosmos and divine beings, ritual texts, physical remains, etc., are providing me with something Different-Than-The-Crowd of fantasy worlds out there.
Hold me to it. Keep me on task. This world needs to be created.
I'm a fantasy fan and I'll bet you are too. I also am in the early stages of building a fantasy world and writing stories and novels. It will be a world like Mesopotamia and my goal is to create something immersive like the best fantasy worlds out there.