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Monday, April 2, 2012

Cosmopolitan: 18th Century Edition

So I found this picture on a friend's blog, and besides being funny, it got me thinking.


What would a magazine (especially something like Cosmo) read like if I pulled it from one of my stories? Sure, a big question is "What are the big stories?", but what about smaller things, article I might not think of at first? Are my characters concerned with slimmer ankles? Is there a local celebrity who could be interviewed? What's the fashion, the concerns, the diet, the gossip?

Perhaps a new way to look at worldbuilding. Makes me want to fire up my InDesign skillz and put something together....

7 comments:

  1. Oh my, one of the biggest and best things that would fit with this would be "Bone in or Bone out? Which corset do YOU prefer?"

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  2. Wow- that's a hilarious picture and it totally made me think. I usually think of the big picture with worldbuilding, but it's the small things that will make the story sound real to the reader. Great post :)

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  3. This is hilarious!! It's so true though.

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  4. I'm very interested to see what you have to put together! Do it!

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  5. Very interesting. It would be fun to put together a magazine cover for the worlds you build.

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