Method To My Madness…ish

Welcome back to another blog! It’s been a little too long since my last one, but preparing for Final Year of University is getting the better of me, as usual. Either that or binge-watching the good old British Crime series THE BILL.

Anyway, back to this blog of mine. Now this title may seem a little odd, but it fits this topic quite well. The blog I will talk to you about Wikia. Some of you may have heard of Wikipedia, but this is kind of along the same branch, kind of.

Wikia is a website that allows any creator/s to make a site for a show they are really into, like DOCTOR WHO, THE BILL (Bit too much watching my favourite crime show) and many others in different genres. What I have figured out is that there are no limits to this site, really. I’d seen the one people had put together for THE BILL and I couldn’t help but question what would my projects look like?

So, I decided to create my own Wikia for my TV Project LOCKSFORD. Now this project is written around a Police Station in the fictional borough Kingswell in actual Birmingham, UK. Since one of my parents is an actual Brummy I wanted to do something for those roots, especially in the current state where areas of the UK are being under-represented. The series follows, mainly the Uniform, of the station through the eyes of their newest recruit, PC Lizzy Reading.

I knew there would be a lot for me to keep track of in the series and with it having a Transmedia take on it too in the form of a novel (hopefully) and a Radio series I had to figure out a way to get it out of a jumbled notebook and onto paper somehow. This would now be that outlet. So this is what I suggest to you. Create a Wikia for your original Project and put profiles, episode stories, character journeys, overheads (layout of a building from the ceiling looking down on each floor, if you need to) and anything else you may have. Put it on there and let your imagination run wild. It doesn’t have to be for a TV Series. It could be any of your projects, so don’t be afraid to step out with that Wikia.

If you don’t believe me, why don’t you check out mine and see how it is growing (it’s not finished yet, but it could be soon enough) on the link below:

Locksford Wikia

So I hope this blog has helped you if you have struggled to find a way of organising your notes better. I wish you luck on your next endeavour.

Love,

Abbie Allen

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