There are a lot of speculative fiction writers out there working hard to create their own fictional worlds, with imagined histories, cultures and worlds. And that’s awesome! But what a lot of writers find intimidating is coming up with unique names for all of their characters and settings.
You could, of course, come up with a conlang. But making up a whole new language sounds so hard! Well, what if i told you it doesn’t have to be?
I’ve made a lot of conlangs in my time, and below is my simple method for making quick and useable conlangs.
Like most sensitive souls, you already know you’re sensitive.
You soak up others’ moods and desires like a sponge. You absorb sensation the way a paintbrush grasps each color it touches on a palette. The ethereal beauty of a dandelion, the shift of a season, the climax of a song, or a certain stirring scent can evoke such wonder it’ll behave as your very breath itself- moving through cells as fuel does to fire and wind does to waves.