Monday, January 9, 2017

Writing Prompt-Ritual

Part of world building is understanding the beliefs and rituals of the people you are creating.
I have always had a fascination with the moon and the draw it has on the human soul. It seems the mythos of monstrosity centers around the full moon. When I worked in hospitals and nursing homes you could always tell when there was a full moon. Patients would be restless and try to get out of bed. There were always more deaths on nights when we had a full moon.
As part of my world building I study the myths behind the moon and the way it interacts with the world. I include moon lore in my writing as a way to honor its pull on the Earth and my heart.
What rituals do you build into your writing?
Include a writing sample.