World Building

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Building an original and exciting fictional world from scratch is certainly no easy task. Today, we're breaking down the six key elements every writer should consider when world-building for their stories!
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A Lineart Map Tutorial for Beginners by stratomunchkin on DeviantArt
Lineart method of worldbuilding maps
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How to Draw a Marsh — Josh Stolarz
Marshes are an interesting feature to add to your fantasy maps as they are transitional areas between land and water and have a very iconic look. This tutorial will break the process down into some simple steps so you can draw marshes on your own maps #joshstolarz #mapyourstory #mapeffects #dungeonsanddragons #rpg #worldbuilding #maps
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European Royal Court - Female Positions
Worldbuilding - Female Positions in a Euro-style royal court
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Language Creation Reference - Nushu
Inspiration for worldbuilding languages
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Creating Fantasy Names
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How to Worldbuild Cultures
If you’re feeling overwhelmed in worldbuilding a culture for your story, start with the foundation. In this blog we show you how to use physical environment + cultural values to build complex and unique cultures for your fantasy or science fiction worlds. #amwriting #worldbuilding #writingtips
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Bare Necessities.
Your Weight in Outer Space
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World Names
Tips for Naming Your World
Inventing languages is a crucial—and fun—part of fantasy novel worldbuilding. Words unique to a country, region, people, or race give the world texture and depth that can’t come from ordinary words… Fantasy Fiction Writing, Fiction, Writing Genres
11 Words Every Fantasy Language Needs
Inventing languages is a crucial—and fun—part of fantasy novel worldbuilding. Words unique to a country, region, people, or race give the world texture and depth that can’t come from ordinary words…
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Questions to Ask When Creating Fictional Ethnicities
Something I love to learn about, both in real life and in my story-worlds, are different cultures to my own. It's fascinating! I could...
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Creating Coins: Worldbuilding Fantasy Money • Mackenzie Kincaid
Creating Coins: Worldbuilding Fantasy Money. How something as simple as the naming of coins can add depth and realism to your fantasy world. #amwriting #writing #writingtips #worldbuilding #author #write
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Writing tips: World Building
LOOKING FOR worldbuilding articles? Check out these 4 awesome worldbuilding TIPS from the AUTHOR of ENDER’S GAME! #WorldbuildingForWriters #WorldbuildingIdeas // Worldbuilding culture // Worldbuilding for Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels // Author Perspective // Worldbuilding Cities // Worldbuilding a Town // Worldbuilding posts // Writing Process Pre-writing // Writing Process Brainstorm // Fiction Writer Resources // WorldbuildingInspiration #WorldbuildingQuestions #TipsForWriters
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Inktober Background / Enviornment Drawing Prompt List by _lonelytofu_ on twitter. Good for worldbuilding concept artists and just getting better at drawing backgrounds
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Town Rumours
100 Rumours to Hear in a Town or Village has 100 different rumours suitable for a fantasy setting. #RPG world building ideas / fleshing out adventure pathways for DnD / Pathfinder could be red herrings or plot hooks
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World-Building - Star Systems and Planets
World-Building (eBook)
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Why World Building Comes First
Hey, guys! Today, I want to share the #1 thing I wished I had known before writing the first draft of my fantasy novel. World building must come first– before plot and even characters. I know…
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Magic Systems in Books
8 Tips for Creating a Compelling Magic System
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Poisons in Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Incorporating and inventing poisons in speculative and fantasy fiction
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Want a realistic world map for your world?
Want a realistic world map for your world? This post is for writers who want to learn a simple technique that will make making your map easy. Once you have this technique down, you'll find that you'll be placing these seven important landforms expertly in your world!
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Six Worldbuilding Basics for Speculative Fiction - Between the Lines Editorial
Six Worldbuilding Basics for Speculative Fiction | Between the Lines Editorial
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How to Build a Fictional World Within Our Own: Writing Tips | A Well Told Story
I see tons of articles about creating a fictional fantasy world, but not too many about creating a fictional world within our own. Luckily, this is something I have experience with! So, I thought I'd share some tips that helped me create a full, real, fictional world that operates within our own. #writing #writingtips #writinglife #worldbuilding #novelwriting #awelltoldstory
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8 Tips To Improve Your Descriptive Writing
Hannah Heath: 8 Tips To Improve Your Descriptive Writing - struggling with writing good pieces of description? Check out these tips!
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Fantasy Map-making for the Artistically Challenged
Fantasy Map-making for the Artistically Challenged
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Deep Worldbuild Project Part 2: Landscape and How It Affects Culture
Deep Worldbuild Project: Part 1: Map Outlines Part 3: Wildlife Part 4: Technology and Magic
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Creating Vegetation | Eledris
A worldbuilding guide to creating unique fauna for your worlds and stories!
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Hharris - Hharris
Who knew? (from Write at Home - a Homeschooling and Beyond resource)
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Dying names - FunSubstance
How to Craft Immersive Setting Descriptions
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10 Tips for Writing Worldbuilding
10 tips for integrating worldbuilding into your writing to immerse the reader in the story and your imagined world.
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Aren't we all?
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16 Ways to Make Your Setting a Character in Its Own Right
What does it mean to make your setting a character in its own right? Here are 3 main questions (and 12 mini questions) to get you started.
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Worldbuilding: How to Create a Believable World for Your Fiction Characters
The more intricately you know your story’s world, the richer your writing will be. | Writing Tips
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How to Explain Technology and Magic in Speculative Fiction without Dragging the Story
How to Explain Technology and Magic in Speculative Fiction without Dragging the Story
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How To Build Your World: Flora
So, I'm back with my World Building series. So far, I've discussed topics such as water, atmosphere, sun, seasons and land so now let's get to some of those living organisms. Today's topic is Flora. (That would be plants) Flora in your World Now as writers we need to set the scene. Fantasy and sci-fi…
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Creating Coins: Worldbuilding Fantasy Money • Mackenzie Kincaid
Creating Coins: Worldbuilding Fantasy Money. How something as simple as the naming of coins can add depth and realism to your fantasy world. #amwriting #writing #writingtips #worldbuilding #author #write
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World Building: 4 Questions to ask When Thinking Through Technology
Four questions to ask when thinking through technology in your world building (Write for the King Blog)
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Worldbuilding Questions to use When Outlining Your Story: 10 Questions to Consider — The Writing Kylie
Worldbuilding Questions to use When Outlining Your Story: 10 Questions to Consider
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Building A Fantasy Army: Leaders - Dan Koboldt
An overview of military command structures for fantasy authors, by veteran officer Michael Mammay. #FactInFantasy
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Maps xo nail design - Nail Desing #nail #Maps #NailDesing
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The Rules of Science Fiction & Fantasy Worldbuilding, Part 3: Being Relatable • Career Authors
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Questions to Ask When Creating Fictional Families
Questions to Ask When Creating Fictional Families
Cultures are a fundamental piece of every world. When worldbuilding, you should develop a detailed culture, full of life.  Click to see the comprehensive article, or save it to your Worldbuilding and Writing boards for later! Horror, Vietnam, Culture
Creating Cultures for Worldbuilding in 2020 - Eledris
Cultures are a fundamental piece of every world. When worldbuilding, you should develop a detailed culture, full of life. Click to see the comprehensive article, or save it to your Worldbuilding and Writing boards for later!
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Worldbuilding: 10 Questions to Create Fictional Cultures
Questions to Ask When You Create a Fictional Culture-- I would have never thought of some of these questions. This is a great read.
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World Building For Beginners
Calling all writers! Learn to write deeply convincing fantasy worlds with this list of questions! #writing #writingtips
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Important World-Building Tips You May Not Know - The Writing Chamber
World-building is an essential part of the fiction writing process. Let these tips help you get started.
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How To Build Your World: Fauna
Banner how to build your world: fauna. silhouettes of animals #writing #writingtips #worldbuilding
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A Writer’s Guide… To Boats And Ships
A Writer's Guide to boats and ships. Need to know about boats? Want to learn more about ships? Are you writing a novel that includes sailors, pirates, fishermen? Use this info to help you. Part of my Writers Guide series where people submit articles about occupations and/or skills they are knowledgeable about. This information forms a library of data that can be used by writers when creating characters, #worldbuilding etc. #AWritersGuide #writingadvice #WritingResource #Resourceforwriters
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Worldbuilding for Writers: Brainstorming and Beyond - Bethany Henry
Worldbuilding for Writers: Brainstorming and Beyond - Bethany Henry
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12 Prompts to Create a Magic System - Quixotic Quill
12 Prompts to Create a Magic System - Quixotic Quill
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Worldbuilding Worksheet: History
I have another worldbuilding worksheet for you! This one has two pages; the first will prompt you to detail all of the major turning points in your world’s history, and the second will question you closely about how your peoples record, study and interpret history. The nice thing about history is…