Got your attention, didn't I? Yes, yes I did.
But the Bodies I am speaking of today are actually Bodies of water and Body counts.
Before we get started though, here is a question I had when building my world:
What is the difference between an ocean and a sea?
Answer: "Many people use the terms "ocean" and "sea" interchangeably when
speaking about the ocean, but there is a difference between the two
terms when speaking of geography (the study of the Earth's surface).
Seas are smaller than oceans and are usually located where the
land and ocean meet. Typically, seas are partially enclosed by
I had no idea when I first started building my world and throwing in a continent here, an island there. So I had to make sure I correctly named the oceans and seas. Your readers, if they know the difference, will look. Trust me.
And body counts... what do I mean by that?
Well, as writers, we tend to fall in love with our characters and wish them no harm. Some writers will create what I call "Cannon Fodder Characters". These are characters created specifically to kill.
While having a few of these CFC's is okay, don't just run your characters through some heavy stuff and expect them to come out at the end all shiny and new like they're still in the package. People gotta die!
So make sure you keep a good body count if you are writing stories that involve war or assassins.
C you tomorrow! (Ha! I know. I'm a dork.)