Worldbuilding is the ultimate act of creation for speculative fiction writers, but how exactly do you worldbuild? You ask 'what if' and use each answer as a springboard to more questions and answers about your fictional world.
In The A-Zs of Worldbuilding, that 'what if' process is broken down into 26 themed chapters, covering topics ranging from architecture to zoology. Each chapter includes a corresponding set of guided exercises to help you find the 'what if' questions relevant to your story's world.
Fair warning, though: worldbuilding is addictive. Once you get started, you might never put your pen down again.
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Rebekah Loper began creating fictional worlds and magical stories as a child and she never stopped. Now she also helps inspire others to write their stories through her volunteer work as a NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison.
Rebekah lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her husband, a dog, a formerly feral cat, a flock of chickens, and an extensive tea collection. She can often be found cursing the existence of Bermuda grass as she battles the elements to create a productive, permaculture urban farm on a shoestring budget.
Her blog, Fantasia Hearth, covers everything from writing to urban farming and homesteading. Rebekah is also a contributing blogger at Fantasy-Faction.com and the Rabid Rainbow Ferret Society (fictionalferrets.wordpress.com)