August 20, 2018

I’ve been writing furiously these past few weeks, and I’ve been enjoying it.  So much so in fact, that it almost escaped my notice that it’s been almost exactly a year since I began this journey.  You might not have noticed of course, as most of you have only started f...

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...

June 4, 2018

Inspiration has been a little lacking lately, when it comes to my Blog posts.  Maybe this is because I have gone so long without having to write a post, or because I’m so focused on the Short Stories now.  It may also have something to do with the fact that I have a fu...

May 14, 2018

I took a trip a few weeks back, into a local book shop.  It’s not something I do frequently these days as I’ve grown quite lazy and anything I want, Amazon supplies. I wasn’t looking for anything in particular, and if I’m honest I was just accompanying my girlfriend....

April 23, 2018

It’s a little strange, returning to writing regular blogs again.  The World Building Blog has kept me busy since the close of 2017, but here we are.  So recently I went to see Black Panther, and I honestly enjoyed the movie.  Of late, I think everyone has started to ge...

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...

March 1, 2018

You’ll no doubt have noticed the new menu link on the site, “Behind the Scenes” links to a gallery full of behind the scenes photos and video clips.  This gallery will be joined some time later by other galleries, each one dedicated to a short story.  The first gallery...

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,...

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