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Links to Some Great Posts on World Building

If you’ve been following this series on world building and other aspects of creating speculative fiction–and you feel like you’d like to give it a try, but you’re not quite sure you can create your own unique world, today’s post will provide you with some great samples and information that will inspire you and get … Continue reading

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More Aspects of World Building – Part 2

When writing fantasy, science fiction, or other speculative fiction, there are a number of important aspects to consider. Today we are going to look at some more: Realistic hang-outs, a name for your world, food, alternate realities, time/era, transportation, morality, and architecture–as well as some overall considerations for writing in these genres. This post is … Continue reading

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More Aspects of World Building Part 1

When writing fantasy, science fiction, or other speculative fiction, there are a number of important aspects to consider. Today we are going to look at conflict, government and politics, history, technology, magic and super powers, religion and values, basic infrastructures, economic systems, and cultural groups and issues. This post is part of a series on … Continue reading

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World Building Through Mapping

Great fantasy worlds, no matter how unique, need to be physical and believable, based upon reality and rules for those worlds. Before you start writing, start planning that world. Consider theology/spirituality, physics, weather/climate, geography, astronomy, zoology, anthropology, history… Mapping is a great way to develop your world. You can add more details as you write, … Continue reading

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Mapping and World Creation

Think about your favourite science fiction or fantasy story–and the amazing “world” that the author has created for it. How do writers come up with these fantastical ideas? We’ll be exploring this topic together over the next few posts. Speculative fiction includes science fiction, fantasy, horror, superhero, dystopian, utopian, and other similar genres. These genres can be … Continue reading