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Worldbuilding is the ultimate act of creation for speculative fiction writers, but how exactly do you worldbuild? You ask ‘what if’ and use each answer as a springboard to more questions and answers about your fictional world.
In The A-Zs of Worldbuilding, that ‘what if’ process is broken down into 26 themed chapters, covering topics ranging from architecture to zoology. Each chapter includes a corresponding set of guided exercises to help you find the ‘what if’ questions relevant to your story’s world. The guided exercises are essay-style questions, and the print version of the book includes space to write your answers in if you choose to do so.
Fair warning, though: worldbuilding is addictive. Once you get started, you might never put your pen down again.
In volume 1 of The A-Zs of Worldbuilding, the focus is on the actual creation of the world (setting) your story and characters will inhabit, and only briefly touches on creating magic systems.
Author: Rebekah Loper
Publisher: Fantasia Hearth Press
Cover Image: Footage Firm, Inc.
Length: 252 pages
Dimensions: 8 1/2″ x 11″