#Twitterville – Where the Streets Have No Name

Behold, the city of #Twitterville!

City of Twitterville Small

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This week’s creative writing exercise is to name the streets and give them character. What sort of people live and work on them? Are the long or short? What is the history behind the names? The aim is to flesh out the city. To make it a real, living place. I will take all the entires and work out how they fit together and start filling in the map.

Remember this is a living, working city. Everyday people do everyday jobs everyday. We need streets where players can find bakers, candlestick makers, tanners, chimney sweeps, blacksmiths, builders, carpenters and all the other mundane trades. Some streets will be a mixture of people and trades, others will be almost exclusive one trade or another. Most occupants are human (or at least appear human). Non-human populations will tend to gather on particular streets, as will humans from other cultures or who worship a particular god.

  • In Summer, Reek Lane is the smelliest street #Twitterville. The caravans from The Steppe pass down it leaving a thick layer layer of dung.
  • Castle Way leads up to the keep. High on the hill, it is home to the rich of #Twitterville. Beggars and undesirables are not welcome here.

Taking part is easy. Write a tweet on Twitter and make sure you include the hash-tag #Twitterville in it. Using Twitter’s search function I can track them all. #Twitterville is in the creative commons project so all entries fall under this license (more details).

Download the complete #Twitterville in this PDF. It is a very rough first draft but it does contain everything so far. The goal is to create a new one each week, updated with all the latest entries.