How do you go about creating a fictional world? It all starts with questions. Lots and lots of questions. In order to build your world, you need to know what it looks like, how it works, and what makes it unique. But before you go sketching out your continental drift or looking learning mapmaking rules, these five questions will help fantasy authors know what they need to get started. And I’ve got one thing most other how to lists don’t: the data to back it up, all based on s
One of the most important aspects of writing a story is creating a believable and intriguing world for your characters to inhabit. This means creating a rich and detailed worldbuilding foundation that your audience can understand and appreciate. Worldbuilding is not limited to the physical world your characters live in, but should also encompass the cultures, customs, religions, and politics of your created society. While worldbuilding is a complex and often daunting task, th
In the past, building a magic system for a story was a daunting task. There were so many factors to consider: the source of the magic, how it worked, what it could do, how much it cost, how rare it was, the limitations on its use, and how it related to the world around it.
But no longer!
With the advent of the AALC Method, magic can now be easily and efficiently built into any story. Based on Brandon Sanderson's four rules of magic, Wolf's worldbuilding textbook Building Im