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"
Temples, churches, cathedrals… all of these are tangible ways to influence a culture for generations. Not every religion will demand a specific place of worship,...Read More "T is for Temples – Worldbuilding Religions"
Like I said… I kind of had to post R and S in opposite order of what they should be for these topics, because alphabet,...Read More "S is for Saints – Worldbuilding Religions"
Okay, S isn't really for Sabbatical, but that's going to be the stand-in for now. It may be no surprise by now that I dropped...Read More "S is for Sabbatical – A Quick Announcement – Returning May 4!"
Okay, to be honest, R and S are going to be kind of backwards, so if you want to wait to read R is for...Read More "R is for Relic – Worldbuilding Religions"
Whether the religion you are creating for your cultures and worlds slips into becoming a cult or not will depend on how they treat those...Read More "Q is for Questions – Worldbuilding Religions"
This topic is going to loop back around to F is for Fate. Fate and prophecy are interconnected because you can’t really have one without...Read More "P is for Prophecy – Worldbuilding Religions"
To be orthodox within a religion means to be traditional. It means that the rituals, forms of worship, doctrine, and creeds can all be traced...Read More "O is for Orthodoxy – Worldbuilding Religions"
Sometimes, there are people so devoted to their faith—and/or their god, but it doesn’t have to be both—that they seek to serve it in any...Read More "N is for Nuns & Monks – Worldbuilding Religions"
The first question to be considered here is what makes a miracle, a miracle? Miracles, to the everyday person, are usually defined either as some...Read More "M is for Miracles – Worldbuilding Religions"
I’ve covered concepts of law before, both in G is for Government in The A-Zs of Worldbuilding: Building a Fictional World From Scratch and in...Read More "L is for Laws – Worldbuilding Religions"
Ah, theocracy. A theocracy is defined as a government where either a deity is the ruling power, or the priests of a religion rule as...Read More "K is for Kings – Worldbuilding Religions"
This time, we’re following up right along with the previous post! I love it when topic themes work out like that. So, yesterday we talked...Read More "J is for Judgement – 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...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"