November 19, 2018

Sadly, the holiday is over and I’m back to work.  It’s always tough getting back to the desk after some time off.  I probably shouldn’t complain though, so moving on!

There were some very interesting developments in the book world in the last few months, at least...

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 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,...

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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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