I’m reblogging this cause it looks incredibly helpful, and I’ll need to be referencing it closely when I go back to start edits on my fantasy piece I finished up in April. I’ve been brainstorming some of these things, but there is plenty more that needs to be explored.
For those who’ve asked me whether I was going to post my Worldbuilding Workshop on-line somewhere, here it is at long last! (The beginning anyway.) Special thanks to Gerald Blackwell, who redrew the diagram because I couldn’t figure out how to get it to transfer from Word! Welcome to Part I. I hope you enjoy. There is more to come.
Whether you start with characters or conflict, no one and nothing is created in a vacuum. A character will very much be a product of the way he/she was raised, but also what ecology, nutrition, religion, etc. helped form his or her development.
Conflict often comes when an individual or group is at odds with or fighting against what are considered the norms of a society or when cultures clash against each other over ideology (religion), control of resources (ecology) or whatever. And, of course, rarely does it…
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