June 25, 2018

I’ve been reading Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time lately and I’m thoroughly enjoying it.  This will mark the first time that I’ve read the entire series, start to finish, without having to wait for the next book in the series to be published.  I know some people are inti...

April 2, 2018

So we’re nearly there, except we’re not.  You see, as I’ve discovered, a world never stops growing.  The key is knowing when you have enough to support your material and give it depth without going totally overboard.  Ideally you should focus on the country or area you...

March 12, 2018

In the previous post I spoke about designing the people of a country.  I also spoke about layers, how each layer adds more detail.  Well it’s time to add another layer.  We have designed the people, but what about their religious beliefs?  Do they have any?  Do they ha...

February 19, 2018

World Building…

In the previous two posts I’ve spoken almost exclusively about making maps of the world.  This is usually the quickest part of world building, at least for me.  I’m not yet constrained by details and free to just move things around as I wish.  Borders mo...

January 29, 2018

In the last blog, I described how I set up the foundation of the world, the physical map.  In this blog I continue the process; we’re now on the ground floor, 1st floor for you of the American persuasion!

The map is on the computer and tidied up, mountains are placed,...

January 8, 2018

I don’t think I’ve ever consciously thought about how I go about creating a new world.  I just do what I need to do; the world is just one more part of planning a new story.  Now that I’m forced to consider my process, it’s become apparent that I use the same strategy...

December 18, 2017

The following series Blog posts are a general guideline on how I go about building a world. Other people will have other methods, but what follows is mine.

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