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Story Bibles: Why You Should Make One Right Now

A story bible is a resource that you create that contains all the information you need to write your novel. It should contain all your facts and figures, names, places, notes so that you can refer to them when writing the story. With fantasy or science fiction, you...

Why History is Important for Worldbuilders

This is what it’s all based on.What else can we base our stories on, whatever the genre? Imagination is always influenced by observing the world around us whether we like it or not. If I wrote a story about people flying, it would be partly because I wanted...

The Heart of Fantasy Fiction

One criticism of the fantasy genre I’ve heard many times is that anything can happen, it’s random, made-up and childish. People can’t wrap their head around the fact that people like a story where there are sometimes random dragons and magic. To them...

Lavindos: In the Beginning

Settling on a Concept I decided to take on the mammoth task of world-building. Fantasy has always been a love of mine. There’s nothing better than escaping the horrible things in this world and moving into another filled with endless, exciting possibilities. I...

Governments and Social Structures in Your World

After you have decided the big things, the physical world/magical world, you will need to zoom in on your world. If you have a vast world with lots of countries like me, you will need to focus on each one and establish what makes them different. Similarities and...