Another Round of Monster Maker Fun?

Every October, I’ve done something called ‘Monster Maker Fun’.  People leave a comment on a post with fake words that I turn into creatures and magical items for some posts.  This isn’t exactly about that.

For now, I only have Raven’s Dawn scheduled for every day in October.  This is the third installment of my attempt at a horror series.  Yeah, it might not work since I’ve had Bedlam going for so long, but I promised people another round with Dawn Addison.  Now, I could leave it at that and not throw anything else into the mix besides the Saturday goal post.  After all, I’m going to be starting War of Nytefall in early September and promoting Path of the Traitors, so a simple month might work best.  It could also kill all of my momentum.

So, here are my ideas for October that I would appreciate some opinions on:

  1. Leave it with Raven’s Dawn.
  2. Have that story and do a weekly Monster Maker Fun.  (This is what I did last year with a TON of reblogs for friends promoting stuff.)
  3. Have that story and, if possible, Monster Maker Fun 3x a week.
  4. Have that story, a weekly Monster Maker Fun, and maybe another weekly on various monsters of Windemere.  Maybe a poll to see what monsters people are curious about?
  5. Have the story, a weekly Monster Maker Fun, and a weekly thing that deals with Legends of Windemere.  Not sure what I can do there that’s Halloween-like.  I mean, I could try to do a weekly segment with the Lich, but I’m not sure what I could have him do for 4 weeks.

So there are my ideas and I hope at least one of them is appealing.  If people are interested in the Monster Maker Fun then I might try to get suggestions for that in mid-September and gradually work through it.  I’ll be in monster mode by then since I’ll have gotten a few chapters into my Dawn Fang series.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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18 Responses to Another Round of Monster Maker Fun?

  1. I would like the story and Monster maker three times a week

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  2. I always enjoy the monster maker. You need to assess your readership to figure out how many participants you’re likely to have. Weekly might not be too bad, but I read your response to John’s comment too. For me, Macabre Macaroni stories are once per week. It might be better to describe a couple monsters in one post than run short due to lack of participation.

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  3. It might encourage people if they find and submit monster names from:
    http://www.fantasynamegenerators.com/monster-names.php#.WZxugdHTWf0
    OR
    Select monster names based on themselves, from this visual:

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  4. I vote for option 2: Having that story and doing a weekly monster maker post. That way we get to have the monster maker fun – which I wasn’t part of last year, but sounds like it will be fun – but without it being overly demanding on your time, or being a problem if you don’t get as much commenter participation as you hope.

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  5. I like 4 or 5 the best, but it depends on what works best for you.

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  6. Dawn + Monster Maker Fun sounds like fun… Heh.

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