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...Continue Reading "What is Worldbuilding?"
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....Continue Reading "About the A-Zs of Worldbuilding"
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...Continue Reading "About Rebekah Loper"
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...Read More "I is for Iniquity – 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...Read More "H is for Holy Days – 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...Read More "G is for Gods/Goddesses – 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...Read More "F is for Fate – 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...Read More "E is for Evil – 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...Read More "D is for Doctrine – 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...Read More "C is for Cults – 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...Read More "B is for Bibles (and Other Holy Texts) – 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...Read More "A is for Afterlife – Worldbuilding Religions"