World Building

You’ve come a long way. You now have realistic characters to star in your novel but now it’s time to think about the world your characters live in. I have covered this subject before but this series wouldn’t be complete without this section so I had to include it again.

Again, it’s a matter of asking yourself lots of questions. Remember the “what if” and “why” questions. What if you change your everyday world to…

1) a fantasy world?
2) a future time?
3) another planet?

Why does your character act in a certain way? Why would they want to do the quest in the first place? Why have you picked the support characters to help your hero/heroine?

What if…? Why…? They are the most important questions there are so don’t be afraid to use them and ask yourself questions.

Anyway, here are some links to world building questions:

Magical World Builder

Building a Fantasy World

More Questions for Building a Fantasy World

Scribe’s Writing Links

Patricia Wrede’s World Building Questions

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