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World Building—Creating a Culture (Part 6: Time and Technology)

World Building—Creating a Culture (Part 6: Time and Technology)

I’m wrapping up my series on world building with something that in some ways goes without saying, but is still something that it’s good to be mindful of: the time period in which your story takes place and the technology that is available at that time. If you’re just joining me, come check out Part […]

World Building—Creating a Culture (Part 5: History and Landmarks)

World Building—Creating a Culture (Part 5: History and Landmarks)

I’m continuing my series on world building. Come check out Part One, Part Two: Stereotyping, Part Three: Building a Religion, and Part Four: Climate and Clothes History and Landmarks Another thing that will help shape your world is its history. Just as your characters have rich and complex backstories that shape their personalities and influence […]

World Building—Creating a Culture (Part 4: Climate and Clothes)

World Building—Creating a Culture (Part 4: Climate and Clothes)

I’m continuing my series on world building. Come check out Part One, Part Two: Stereotyping, and Part Three: Building a Religion. Climate and Clothes When building your world, especially if it extends beyond your character’s main place of residence, a map is extremely helpful. I have a rough sketch of a map that I drew […]

World Building—Creating a Culture (Part 3: Building a Religion)

World Building—Creating a Culture (Part 3: Building a Religion)

I’m continuing my series on world building. Start by checking out Part One and Part Two. Building a Religion In Part One, I had an overview of different elements that go into creating a rich, round culture. Now, I’m going to break down those elements and talk about implementing each one in a more detailed […]

World Building—Creating a Culture (Part 2: Stereotyping)

World Building—Creating a Culture (Part 2: Stereotyping)

I have started a series on world building. I’m trying to incorporate these things into my own worlds, and I hope they’ll help you with developing yours. Last time, I talked about fleshing out your world with diverse races, religions, and customs for different people groups in your world. This time, I want to talk […]

World Building—Creating a Culture (part 1)

World Building—Creating a Culture (part 1)

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about world building and how to create a deep, memorable world, and how that world will shape my characters. It’s not something I think about consciously a lot, but how we build our worlds and our cultures directly affects how our characters think, act, and live. One of my […]

Five Tips for Making a Living World

Five Tips for Making a Living World

Guest Blogger: Karina Fabian One of the best compliments I’ve ever gotten in my Mind Over trilogy was that my world Kanaan was one of the best worlds-as-character the reader had seen since Dune. The best part for me was knowing that the world had hardly become a character yet. The review was for the […]

Worldbuilding: A Taste of My Universe

Worldbuilding: A Taste of My Universe

I’m an SOTP writer. That is, seat-of-the-pants; otherwise known as the one who hates outlining. So when it comes to worldbuilding, most of what I come up with is in my head. Actually, many times I come up with things as I write and discover the worlds that inhabit my universe and apply it to […]