Monster Make 2017: Foundations Needed (Also, a Windemere Monster Poll)

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Well, people wanted it, so Monster Maker is going to be returning in October.  I’m thinking having it every Wednesday and using Monday to come up with something that promotes Path of the Traitors.  Friday will connect to the poll below.

Anyway, this is an October event that involves me getting strange, unreal words and turn them into monsters or magical items/relics.  You can see some examples HERE.  I might spread it to more than once a week if I get a lot of volunteers.  The guidelines are simple:

  1. Give no more than 3 words.
  2. Use nonexistent words instead of things that actually exist.
  3. Have fun with it.

Thankfully, I’ve done this enough to get the kinks out of the system.  So, I won’t get 12 lists with 10 words each or a bunch of animals that already exist.  I mean, a gorilla is a gorilla even in Windemere.

Finally, below is a large poll for the Friday post that will highlight 4 Windemere monsters for a behind-the-scenes stuff.  I didn’t include dragons and drites because I’m sure that would win and I’ve talked about them before. I did this in 2015 for 2 a week too, so I removed the winners of that ‘Windemere Monsters’ one too.  Here we go and I hope people vote even if they don’t have words for Monster Maker.

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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34 Responses to Monster Make 2017: Foundations Needed (Also, a Windemere Monster Poll)

  1. L. Marie says:

    Was it okay to vote for four?
    Here are some words: thergul, pinninites, kraybitte

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  2. I voted for multiple monsters. New monsters, Hmmm… mantiscles, Barbary shrimp, cave duckers.

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  3. Voted for three, Charles – some names for you:
    Tatibogles – Wursels – Grimshaps
    😎

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  4. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    Charles has a poll of 23 monsters and needs people to vote on the three they’d like him to write about, plus any names of magical items/relics they’d like to propose – call over to his original blog post to vote and/or comment 😎

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  5. I only voted for one monster, because I hit the vote button before realizing I could vote for more than one, and it jus tells me it’s already counted my vote if I try voting for more.

    Here are some monster maker words for you: Reurple, Snoughle, Quazel.

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  6. Some of these I’ve never heard of so they were my first picks. They’ll be fresh and exciting!

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  8. Karen says:

    Voted!
    These are the names that sprang to mind, Charles: Feliminglers, Rastadiles, Wheezters

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