For my first Fantasy Fridays post, I’ve decided to hold a country-naming contest. (Yes, I do realize I’m posting this a day late. Not a stellar start to my new schedule, I know.)
What’s wrong with building the world of a fantasy series around seven countries? Nothing, unless the author has only named six of them. That’s where you come in.
While a, dare I say “supernaturally”, gifted artist begins work on a map for my trilogy-in-progress, I invite you to submit potential names for the country currently hiding beneath the embarrassing moniker, Unknownland.
What’s in a name?
I’ll even supply a few helpful tips. Each of the other countries in this series has a name that reflects its personalities, for lack of a better word. One land is known for its love of music, with towns like Harmon and a king named Luteson. There is a shipping empire, riddled with canals, lakes, and coastal inlets. Another country is famed for its theatrical arts. Jungles comprise the landscape of one land, while another’s name celebrates the heavens.
So, feel free to get creative. If you invent names associated with a theme, please indicate that in your comment.
Now for the good stuff.
Contest duration: I’m thinking we’ll leave it open two weeks, to give all those ingenious minds out there time to concoct some truly inspired ideas.
The prize? Well, you’ll have to check back to find out!
We writers do love our evil cliffhangers. Mwahahahaha!
Fear not, I shan’t leave you in suspense for long.