I’ve written a yet-to-be-published novel about a mermaid living in today’s ocean whose story is as much about being a woman as it is about being a mermaid, maybe more. Being Mermaid: From Out of the Sea
She has a fish tail, lives on an isolated island in the Caribbean and struggles with issues dealing with family, their expectations of her and those of herself.
Like many women today, she is faced with the results of the choices she makes. They challenge her. They develop her. They define her.
Worldbuilding is an element of the writing craft referring to the creation of the imaginary world within which fantastical characters live. For the next few posts, I’ll be sharing my mermaid’s world.
As the ocean life came alive in my mermaid’s story, I had one goal: Make it as believable as possible.
I want you to believe that mermaids could, indeed, exist among us today.
If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” ~Toni Morrison