Welcome to another day in the A to Z Blogging Challenge. Find the entire list here. My theme this year is world-building. Mostly I’m asking questions that I believe need to be considered whether you creating a medieval fantasy world, a science fiction story or even a contemporary novel. The ideas I present aren’t in a particular order as I had to fit them into the alphabetical order needed. And don’t forget to visit the other blog I’m part of during the A to Z Challenge over at the IWSG. Now onto your world.Many a great novel or movie starts with a quest. To destroy the ring, find a cure, drive the enemy back or safe the princess or prince. Sometimes a quest is more personal such a proving adulthood or finding one's courage. Two of my Recon Marine novels involved quests, one the quest for vengeance and the other for justice. Quests are great plot starters.
What would a story with some magic in be without some quackery? Someone has to be pretending for financial gain or to grab power. It can also add some human or flesh out a secondary character.
Some authors in all genres start each chapter with quotes. Often they're quite real. I've seen The Art of War quoted in many books. Other authors will completely make up quotes, inventing an author and perhaps a history book the saying came from. I love those. You can impart your own wisdom and give a brief foretelling of what it to come in the chapter.
Ever make up your own quotes or use someone else's in a story? Do you have some amusing ideas to use for a quack? What is your favorite quest adventure?