Collaborative Worldbuilding for Writers and Gamers

Collaborative Worldbuilding for Writers and Gamers

by Trent Hergenrader


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781350016668
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 10/18/2018
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 516,372
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Trent Hergenrader is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the Rochester Institute of Technology, USA. His fiction writing has appeared in such places as Fantasy & Science Fiction, The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk, and Best Horror of the Year #1. He is co-editor of Creative Writing in the Digital Age (Bloomsbury, 2015) and Creative Writing Innovations (Bloomsbury, 2017).

Table of Contents

Part One – Collaborative Worldbuilding Concept and Terminology

1. Introduction to Collaborative Worldbuilding
2. Worlds, Worldbuilding, and Collaborative Worldbuilding
3. Audience and Genres
4. Frameworks of Fictional Worlds
5. Structures and Substructures of Fictional Worlds
6. Catalogs of Fictional Worlds

Part Two - Collaborative Worldbuilding Projects

7. Collaborative Worldbuilding Resources
8. Before You Begin Your Project
9. Building the Foundation and Establishing the Framework
10.Developing Structures and Substructures
11. Writing the Metanarrative
12. Designing Catalog Templates
13. Storytelling and Gaming in Collaboratively Built Worlds

Coda: Building Worlds Together

Appendix A. Worldbuilding Structures Worksheet
Appendix B. Framework Worksheet
Appendix C. Scope and Schedule Worksheet


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