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What is Worldbuilding?
Worldbuilding is the act of creating your story setting. Every fiction author does this to some extent, regardless of genre. Some authors only need to create fictional towns set in our already-existing world, whether past...
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About the A-Zs of Worldbuilding
The A-Zs of Worldbuilding began as a series of blog posts by fantasy author Rebekah Loper, for the 2014 A-Z Blogging Challenge. At the request of many, she adapted those blog posts into a workbook....
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About Rebekah Loper
Rebekah Loper began creating epic worlds and stories as a child and never stopped. She is the author of the original A-Zs of Worldbuilding posts which include Building a Fictional World From Scratch (2014), Building Magic...
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I is for Iniquity – Worldbuilding Religions
Along with ‘what is evil?’ another popular question about religion is ‘what is sin?’ While this could lead into a huge philosophical debate that many...
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H is for Holy Days – Worldbuilding Religions
Holy days might be considered some of the best things about being religious. Even now, in countries that have moved past established state religions, they...
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G is for Gods/Goddesses – Worldbuilding Religions
Ah, deities… nearly every religion, just on the basis of being a religion, requires them, though many do not. I briefly touched on some of...
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F is for Fate – Worldbuilding Religions
There are so many fun ways to play with fate when it comes to religious beliefs. Later on, we’re also going to look at prophecy...
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E is for Evil – Worldbuilding Religions
What is evil, truly? This has been the discussion of religious debates and philosophy many times over, and I am not even going to pretend...
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D is for Doctrine – Worldbuilding Religions
Before I get to doctrine, there’s something we need to briefly cover which precedes it – theology. Doctrine is just a word for the set...
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C is for Cults – Worldbuilding Religions
Some might say that every religion is a cult, and if that is how you want to treat religion in your fictional worlds, go for...
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B is for Bibles (and Other Holy Texts) – Worldbuilding Religions
Before we delve too deeply into this topic, I just want to say one thing first: it is absolutely possible to create a religion without...
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A is for Afterlife – Worldbuilding Religions
In the first set of A-Zs of Worldbuilding posts, one of the topics covered is D is for Death. One of the aspects we touched...
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