Tips specific on designing one’s world from the ground up

How to Use World-Building Techniques to Bring Your Nations and Governments to Life!

By |2020-12-21T16:48:05-08:00August 15th, 2020|World-building|

I am in the process of writing a complex and deep high-fantasy series. Part of fantasy writing and stories with deep political upheaval involves writing governments that are not only believable but affect the world as a whole. Magic and races are important keys in determining the beliefs of your societies and how societal pressures shape the world. After developing your magic systems, races, and societies, you must figure out who governs them and how they rule. There are many different approaches to take when it comes to world-building governments. Still, in stories where your protagonist is trying to [...]

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How to Create Fantasy Races To Improve Your Themes!

By |2020-12-08T14:46:15-08:00August 1st, 2020|World-building|

Creating fantasy and alien races is one of the most exciting aspects of developing a new project. Perhaps, even more exciting than creating a magic system! The abilities are fun, but who is going to use these powers? When I am about to create a new world, I want to know who inhabits it. What are their issues? How did they get there? The possibilities are endless. Though, the most essential thing; is the reader going to believe this species belongs in this world? In my upcoming series: The Legend of the Elvines: Stone of Dragon’s Heart, I [...]

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How to World-build Your Magic System to Enhance Your Novel!

By |2020-12-08T12:16:05-08:00July 26th, 2020|World-building|

"An author's ability to solve conflict with magic is directly proportional to how well the reader understands said magic." (Brandon Sanderson) Magic and the mythical are the elements that drive me to fantasy. They turn mundane situations into something fantastical – allowing the reader to escape into a whole other world. They experience things that here on earth, are impossible (as far as we know). Fantasy allows us to explore the constructs of our society and ask ourselves what-if questions. We can explore the philosophical issues in ways that the answer only lies within fantasy. Fantasy allows us to [...]

How A Worldbuilding Bible Can Help You?

By |2020-07-26T11:50:49-07:00March 29th, 2020|World-building|

You might be working on your big Sci-fi / Fantasy series and come across the advice to keep a worldbuilding bible. But what is it, and how can it help you? What is a Worldbuilding Bible? A Worldbuilding bible – commonly referred to as a series bible or show bible – is a writer’s organizational tool to keep track of the details in your novel or series. I created mine on Word and use it to keep track of all the changes or ideas I have while working on my W.I.P. The worldbuilding bible started as a [...]

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