To Build a World, Part Four

In last week’s post, I discussed some world-building basics for science fiction and fantasy writers. How to Build a World, Part Three.

These included tips of the geography and cities in your fantasy/ sci-fi novel but this week I will be looking at the themes of struggle and character development within the elements of fantasy.

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To Build a World, Part Three

In last week’s post, I discussed some world-building basics for science fiction and fantasy writers. How to Build a World, Part Two.

These included tips about rules and consistency for information dumping, character point of views, and an in depth look at rules and magic.

This week I will point out the physical world, including the geography and cities in your fantasy/ sci-fi novel.

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How to Build a World, Part Two

In last week’s post, I discussed some world-building basics for science fiction and fantasy writers. How to Build a World, Part One

These included tips about rules and consistency in the use of technology or magic, physical geography and climate, and the social, economic, and religious constructs in your world. But great world-building alone does not make a great story.

Here are some things to consider for your fantasy/ sci-fi backdrop for your story.

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Three Steps For World Building

As a fantasy writer, I spend a lot of time thinking about the worlds my characters inhabit. Solid world building is essential to the story. If done well, readers become immersed in the tale, but when it’s done poorly, they notice it and put down your novel.

Here are Three Steps For Worldbuilding that will help create believable worlds in unbelievable settings:

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