Worldbuilding is a passion of mine. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been drawing maps and creating new worlds. Now, with fantasy and science fiction writing comes some very serious worldbuilding. So, I’m writing a series on worldbuilding starting with the basics of the world and going on through the social aspects of worlds. So far, this is what has been done.
- Choosing a Star – what can support life?
- The Planet – creating the planet
- Mapmaking – the physical world
- Climate and Weather – making a climate map
- Countries – making the political map
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I like this subject because I’ve always been interested in how biology interacts with the development of intelligence. I’m working on the first in a series about an alien civilization involving several species that are forced to change when the environment changes. When the idea first came into mind, I stopped to think: How did they become the creatures they did in the first place? How did the civilization develop? How do the species interact? And then it became: How do the changes to environment change the civilization and the species?
There’s a lot to think about, isn’t there? I’ll be taking a look at a lot of things like that in future installments of this series of posts.
Fascinating. Really. thank you.
Glad you like it. Much more to come.
This is the exact thing I live about writing, it can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be. Is this Ariadne (sp?) you are bringing to life?
Yes, Ariadne is the world in my science fiction writing. It’s not fully developed, but very well-developed nevertheless.
Awesome posts and greatly appreciated! Reading weak worldbuilding bugs me 🙂
Thanks! I’ll be adding many more posts about worldbuilding in the future.