Possessions – do you own them, or do they own you? Tools or trophies? Status symbol or frippery? How people acquire and use or adore their possessions can tell the reader many things about the character – their background, current
What brings comfort to characters? A world building blog for writers of scifi, fantasy, historical fiction and romance.
How do games fit into a novel? A world building blog for writers of scifi, fantasy, romance and historical fiction.
How do plants enhance world building in a novel?
Salt may be one of the most important chemicals that humans use – and certainly it is the most loved. Humans have craved salt so much they start wars or accept it as payment for a days work. The craving
World building for post apocalypse writers.
Can’t see the forest for the trees – or the trees in the forest?
What does it take to ensure a society survives and grows? What makes one region successful, while another struggles? Why do societies fall? Big questions – can they be included in a novel? Jared Diamond in his massive and erudite
Underground environments are both common work places for some, a place to explore, or a fragile ecosystem that can kill a human. A perfect place to set a story! In this category I include mining, natural cave systems and geysers.
Building a new world, or recreating a past one can be quite a lengthy process of research. Imagine, if you will, the ancient wizard pouring over dusty scrolls, the kindly librarian searching out a rare book, or a vat of