A Useful Tool for Monster Creation: Nature Videos

Legends of Windemere

David Attenborough and a Bear

Being a fantasy author, one of the cornerstones of my world building is the unique fauna that I put within Windemere.  Not only the dragons and griffins that have been in the genre for years, but creatures that I’ve made on my own.  This isn’t easy to do since so much has come before me.  Many times, I find it simpler to go through mythology for creatures or nothing more than inspiration.  Yet, there is another tool that I highly recommend to authors who are looking to create monsters from the ether:

NATURE VIDEOS

  1. The most obvious help is in giving you physical attributes that can be added to your homemade monster.  Not only how they look, but how they’re used by the original animal.  For example, simply putting crab claws on the body of a gibbon can be really cool in a visual sense. …

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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