View Full Version : Looking for an advisor on political structure.

02-26-2010, 02:03 AM
I may finally, possibly, actually be on the verge of getting a publishing deal for my fantasy works, so the time for final adjustments is now.

The biggest subject I've managed to sidestep storytelling-wise so far is the political structure of my world. It just hasn't played a part in the narrative. But now that's changing with my third entry in the series, and I need to have the background info for the other two figured out anyway. And I've never had a head for real-life politics, and I suck at this kind of research.

So really, what I'm looking for is someone who's willing to work with me over PM's to hammer out what kind of power structure would have arisen in my fantasy world, how it would have changed and evolved after a huge upheaval, and what kind of realistic system matches my plans.

Any takers? I promise it'll be interesting . . . If you're into this sort of thing. :)

Desert Author
02-26-2010, 03:21 AM

I've created some political structures for some of my novels, so I'll try to help. If interested, send me a PM with a little more detail of what you need. Might take a few days to answer.


02-27-2010, 08:10 AM
I'm game if it doesn't work out wit Desert or if you need more help.

My approach, and specialty, is figuring out what's really going on behind the facade of politics. If you understand the source of power, you can play with structure. In fantasy this is especially interesting because of magic. For example, if wizards have real power that requires neither money nor illusion (traditions, laws, etc.) to support it, then what would they do with it? What are the implications for traditional incentive driven government models?

02-27-2010, 10:40 PM
I know a bit about politics, especially campaign politics, so if there is any kind of voting in this world and any kind of running for office, I could answer a few questons.

02-27-2010, 11:23 PM
I was a political science major at university, and most of my novels have fairly complicated political systems, so feel free to PM me as well.