Category: Worldbuilding

N: Names in Writing

N: Names in Writing

Names have many uses in fiction, both inside and outside of the book. (Pen names, anyone?) As such, this is going to be split into three sections.

​Character Names

This is probably the first thing you think of when you think of names in stories. After all, the characters are the most important part, right? Well I don’t think that’s entirely accurate, but character names can play a big role in your story. Continue reading “N: Names in Writing”

Wildlife in Worldbuilding

Wildlife in Worldbuilding

Fun fact: I used to HATE developing wildlife for worldbuilding. It fact, I loathed it so much that I just altogether avoided it. Until I found this post by Hannah at Ink Blots and Coffee Stains and realized it didn’t have to be as hard as I was making it. I didn’t have to make everything up from scratch. Now I really enjoy developing new creatures. Plants are a bit trickier and I generally don’t develop those unless I have a very specific purpose in mind for them (for instance, they produce a certain color of dye), but creatures I can do. (You should check out Hannah’s post for more info on plants, because she actually gives them a whole section rather than a measly single point like I did.) So here are some things to consider when developing fictional wildlife. Continue reading “Wildlife in Worldbuilding”

Worldbuilding: Festivals & Holidays

Worldbuilding: Festivals & Holidays

With the holidays coming up, and Thanksgiving in only two days, I thought it would be fitting for this week to write a post about holidays and celebrations.

To be entirely honest, festivals are something that I don’t work hard enough at in my worldbuilding. I’m a fairly lazy person, something that I aim to overcome, and that can sometimes translate into my worldbuilding. Festivals and holidays can be difficult to develop, but they’re easier if you have a starting point. That starting point is what I’ll attempt to give you in this post. Continue reading “Worldbuilding: Festivals & Holidays”

Deep Worldbuild Project Part 7: Culture

Deep Worldbuild Project Part 7: Culture

Deep Worldbuild Project:

Part 1: Map Outlines

Part 2: Landscape and How it Affects Culture

Part 3: Wildlife

Part 4: Technology and Magic

Part 5: Religion

Part 6: History

 

Sorry this is so late in coming. It took me an embarrassingly long time to come up with a topic. When I finally thought of culture I facepalmed so hard… Anyway, you’ve waited long and patiently so I won’t keep you waiting any longer. Here’s the post. Continue reading “Deep Worldbuild Project Part 7: Culture”