I finished the creation of two fonts for my book series, both fonts using the alphabet of my alien world. These are even True Type ones so they can be used in Word etc.
The one font is the ‘handwriting’ of our warrior that will be used in a companion book that is a journal of his wife’s. In that journal, we learn her side of the story on what happened before that eventful day. What day I hear you asking,… well you need to wait until book 3 to know what happened and then her story will not be revealed until after book 4 is released.
The second one is a printed version of the handwritten one, using the block method provided by a free an d easy to use online site. It is a bit blocky, but that is fine as the font gives a slight impression of a logical science society within formatted walls.
The printed version will appear in the books, as puzzle for the reader to figure out. Oh did I mention there will be prizes for who breaks the code of the alien alphabet. Each chapter will have one small word at the beginning, what that word is welllllllll… darn I forgot… silly me…
So another iron doused… now onto maps. The books will have several drawings, diagrams, etc. to break up the intense story-line and complexity let alone length. Giving the reader someplace to ‘sooth’ and a place to easily break.