Useful post, world-building is crucial to any good story setting, especially fantasy or science fiction. If the author has no idea of the politics, landmasses, languages, food and people of the world then the reader won’t either. Research never hurts, realism even in an ‘unreal’ world makes the book richer, more plausible and more enjoyable.
Probably the hardest thing for any fiction writer is creating a well-developed, rich setting. When you’re taking on a fictional world, you, as the writer, have to know every nuance of it, from the languages to the first person to domesticate the wild zigglesnorts. And if you’re anything like me, it’s hard to feel comfortable writing your story before you feel you have a strong grasp on the world your characters live in. While epic fantasies have a tendency for incredibly detailed world-building, I’m going to give you tips on how to get your world on its feet so that you can get just get going for now; save the details for later.
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