Summer Camp 2022 (31 Days, 31 Prompts, 300+ Words Each)
The PledgeReference: Set your Writing Goals with World Anvil’s Summer Camp
Creative GoalI'm going to (try to) focus on expanding and enriching two of my worlds, Ysireth (fantasy world with a hard magic system) and Aerune (my homebrew D&D world). I'm not going to strictly limit myself to these two, though, if a prompt doesn't fit either but does make sense in a different setting.
MotivationY'all, I just really, really love worldbuilding. It brings me joy. Yes, I'm writing novels set in Ysireth. Yes, I'm running little one-shot games based in Aerune. But even if I did neither of those things, I would still worldbuild, because it makes me happy to do so. That's my real motivation.
SupportReference: Planning for Success in Summer Camp! I don't do well with scheduled writing time--I catch as catch can--but my support network for creativity is the same as it has been for the past dozen or so years: my partners J and K. Maybe I'll also connect with some fellow Anvilites or just get some little hearts on new articles, which is also helpful to the ol' serotonin!
Challenge GoalAs a deadline-motivated NaNoWriMo writer, I am absolutely aiming for Diamond in this challenge. I'm not going to adjust the wordcount minimum--I will always write well over that--but as an additional challenge to myself, I'd like to read and leave kudos on at least one other writer's new article per prompt. (Note: That doesn't mean one per day, as I am notoriously inconsistent. Just, y'know, 31 by July 31st.)
PreparationsThere are a few things it would behoove me to accomplish before July actually starts. In no particular order...
Theme BrainstormingReference: Achieve your goals with Summer Camp’s prompt themes!
Expanse: deserts, prairies, oceans, urban expanse, pocket dimensions, planes of existence, or nebulas. Leadership: monarchs, presidents, generals, revolutionaries… Discovery: research, exploration, and investigation. Monstrous: things considered villainous, cruel, unlucky, unnatural, or just “wrong”!
InspirationReference: Gathering your materials and resources for Summer Camp!
Prompts and ArticlesReference: Bronze Prompts | Reference: Silver Prompts | Reference: Gold Prompts | Reference: Diamond Prompts
The Spirit Demesne
The spirit demesne is an invisible dimension that overlaps the physical, mundane, mortal world of Ysireth; locations in the spirit demesne reflect their physical counterparts. The spirit demesne has endemic entities just as Ysireth has living creatures.
The Feast of Initiation
The feast of initiation is a rite-of-passage celebration when a tiefling chooses to become an active member of the planewardens that protect Molthuth from incursions into Aerune and overly-ambitious mortals seeking to cross into other realities.
Firtscottru Stri Necio
The Firtscottru Stri Necio is the Grand Library of Tondo Talestro, the city formerly isolated for nearly eleven thousand years since the Shattering. It is one of the largest buildings in the city, larger by far than the former palace of the tyrant-queen.
Council of Constellations
The Council of Constellations is the uppermost ring of the civil government of Tondo Talestro in the Shattered Isles. Each member is an iulcuscospe--roughly translated to stellator--and is the bridge between the seven Prime Arcanists and their domains.