Welcome to a strange place...
I had a brainwave the other day! Had a strange bug/fever this week too but that's beside the point.
In The Crux, some of the story takes place, at least in the first book, in the great and ancient city of Onhonhjhohaan. To get a clearer picture of the place in my own mind I'll be writing about it, but most of what I write won't go in the novel. Writing about it will (as well as keep me writing) help me know what it's like to be there; about its history and so on. Which will help me make it more real for the reader. Likewise for other locations etc.
Characters are being developed in a different way, but similarly in that I'm getting a rounded knowledge of each one.
So my brainwave came from a need to organise all this information in an efficient and useful way. I realised that the information would be great if organised like Wikipedia pages! (Note: That was the brainwave.) Particularly because of the cross-referencing with links.
Wiki software will help me keep on top of things easily, and also no doubt help in making my fantasy worlds rich, with consistent details.
It took a bit of hunting around but I found a great software that is nice and simple (with just the basic functionality needed) and it works. So I've installed it on my web server, in a private place for now. The software is DocuWiki.
I'm really chuffed about it and think it will be invaluable in all my future writing.
The series of four novels (or the Tetralogy) I'm writing will now be called 'The Crux'. The Crux is a science fiction and fantasy saga that took place at different points in time, upon various worlds, on different planes of existence and in different realms of reality.
At the moment, and no doubt for a while yet, I'm still working on the plots, main characters, locations... and overall architecture of the story across the whole Tetralogy - which has delayed the actual writing but is giving me the opportunity to study, digest and practice writing skills and techniques. I think in the end it is going to be a fantastic story.
I also have the working titles for the first three books...
Book I . The Fourfold Gods
Book II . Super Reality Authority
Book III . Multiversal Malady
Book IV . ???
Broken bus shelter. Broken bus service. Another lovely Monday morning trip to the bus stop and back, sending Morgan off to school.
Morgan and me had a surreal time inside the Council House, Nottingham. Met the Mayor. The Tour Guide was a bit weird.