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....


  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?"

  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 :)

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

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

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