Horror Anthology – Worldbuilding Website

 

Key Dates:

  • April 1st Due Date: Drafts into editing.
  • August 15th: Editing Complete
  • September 15th: Published and print copies ordered

Town Name Ideas:

  • Piehole
  • Madthorne
  • Darkford
  • Baregate
  • Thornton
  • Darkgate
  • Flameridge
  • Fogmoor
  • Foreton
  • Loton
  • Feston
  • Frostfall
  • Treefall
  • Daimore
  • Woemourn
  • Maddfall (Waterfall name)

Book Title:

  • Tasting Evil in _____
  • Moans and Groans in _____

 

Map Generating Tools:

 

Location:  Similar to Chelan, Wa but in Western Washington. The town is at the base of a lake, wrapped in mountains. At the end of the lake is a sister town only accessible by ferry. Close to Seattle (two hours away).

Two towns populations: 6000 and 1000. Example, Daimore and East Daimore. The town at the end of the lake is a logging town.

Founding Year: Platted in 1899. Finally incorporated in 1919.

Founding Story: Downtown was originally the home of a Welsh sheep farmer, Julian Brioc. Lost all of his sheep to a sheep flu and harvested the wool and sold his land (pasture and forests) to a logging company. A town grew out of that venture.

Key Geographic Features:

(Piehole is a placeholder name until the town name is finalized)

The river leaving out of the lake, Klallam River. Waterfalls out of the town into a tight gorge and narrow valley. (see South Fork Stillaguamish River through Granite Falls)

Large lake, Treefall Lake. Logging company used to drop logs into the lake to transport.

A small island in the center of the lake. Hangman’s Island.

Old Train track bridge that crosses the river through the town.

Mines in the hills. Logging land surrounding the lake.

Key Buildings/Businesses/People:

  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Small Casino
  • Courthouse
  • County Prison on Island in the Lake
  • Townsquare with a statue of Julian Brioc.
  • Single screen movie theater
  • Old Diner.
  • New Young hipster coffee shop.
  • Post Office
  • Hardware Store
  • Grocery Store
  • Graveyard
  • Old Church
  • Bar
  • Baker
  • Computer Technician
  • Auto repair and gas station
  • Thrift store
  • Grocery store
  • Psychic
  • Old house with hermit
  • The main industry is logging
  • Vet
  • Doctor
  • Journalist
  • Radio guy
  • Owners of various business above.
  • Priest
  • Mayor
  • Principle
  • Eco Rights Activist (Animal and Environmental)
  • The farmer who runs the Dairy
  • Pot Farmer
  • Misc Farmers (Sheep, Goats, Horses, Cattle)
  • Hermit with Beehives
  • Doctor
  • Optometrist

Story Ideas:

  • Island in the Lake.
  • Possibly a ferry across the river?
  • Coven of dark witches
  • Two hipsters
  • Beautiful People
  • Old Julian Brioc historical house
  • Pioneer Village Museum
  • High School Library has an archives section (newspapers, old books)
  • Military radar station on the hill
  • “Sister City” and their weird holiday celebrated in the town. Examples

 

Character Bios:

 

Current Writers’ Story Ideas: