Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Worlds without end

I'm looking for resources on world building, do you have a favorite or something that has helped you greatly?  Or maybe resources on how to layer the world building into the story.

When you need help, where do you turn?

14 comments:

  1. Seckman and I made the daydreamers group on FB specifically for things like this. Writers asking writers. Hope to see this question there because people get a ton of great advice When they do!

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  2. Check on Janice Hardy's blog and search through her earlier posts. I bet she's done a post on world building.

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  3. I just wrote out this whole long answer, and then left the page. Ugh. There are a hundred sources out there, but the longer you live in a world mentally, the richer it will be. Period.

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  4. Brandon Sanderson has a ton. Google for his website and it's all there!

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  5. Brandon Sanderson has a ton. Google for his website and it's all there!

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  6. What Emily said. Hard to find a better resource. There might be some posts on world building on inkPagent as well. Got to the site and type it in search, see what you get. :)

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  7. Hoping you can find what you are looking for. I use Google mostly.

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  8. I wish I had a great place to direct you, but maybe the best advice I can offer is to re-read some books that do this really well, look at how the cogs turn and how that world operates. What is it that really makes this world come alive for you?

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  9. I would love to know too even though I don't write books that require it in the same way I would need to know how to do it if I wrote fantasy.

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  10. Spesh,

    Dankia Dinsmore is presenting a workshop in Surrey on world building. Maybe there is something on her site or a forumite might be able to talk about what they learn. https://imaginaryworldscentral.wordpress.com/

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  11. I google and hope for the best. Good luck!

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  12. I google and hope for the best. Good luck!

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  13. Thanks, everyone. These are some great suggestions and have been greatly helpful!

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  14. Tolkien!
    I'm rereading the twelve History of Middle-Earth books at the moment :-)

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