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  • Anonymous asked : When writing a story (preferably a novel), is it better to do a lot of world building? And how does one actually reveal this information within the story organically and not in a way that feels like a guided tour? Any tips on world building would be great too! Sorry if it's something already answered somewhere else, I'm in a hurry. :)

    fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment:

    Yes, do a lot of world building.

    We have a tag on world building here.

    Quick Tips:

    • Don’t list. ‘The grass was purple and the trees were so huge I couldn’t see the tops and then there were little orange people everywhere’. This is a great way to bore your reader. You should allow them to experience the setting as your character does. When you visit a new place, you don’t document everything you see in lists. You simply see it. So describe what the character sees, hears, feels, tastes, touches and smells.
    • Drip-feed. Your character can’t possibly learn everything about their world in one day. And if they already know their world and it’s something you need to introduce to the reader, then the reader doesn’t need to know everything in one chapter. Only bring up information as it is relevant. If the reader doesn’t need to know it right then and there, don’t bother talking about it.
    • Don’t include everything. Although it’s tempting to give your reader a thorough look at every single aspect of your world, it just won’t all fit in there. Some information will have to be sacrificed to make room for the really important things. Make these choices wisely.

    Other resources:

    Best of luck…!

    - enlee

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  • writedemon:

    It’s one thing to make a world, a fantasy land or alternative place where things are different, but it’s an entirely different thing to make a World.

    That sounds stupid, right?

    Perhaps not so much as you think; you’ve heard the phrase “a whole new world”? (Disney counts too) which refers to a…

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  • thewritingcafe:

    Because comic sans always screams fun.

    I’ve written a guide on making a map before and there are tons of tutorials in my map tag, but I’m going to make a guide for people who, like me, mostly just click stuff through trial and error or who aren’t that great at using photoshop. In that tag you can also find links to brushes for mountains, trees, castles, etc. and some information on geography.

    I’ll show you how to get the effect in the above photo and how to generate different maps for your fictional world using the render cloud feature. I use cs2 to make maps. I downloaded it a long time ago, so I don’t remember where I got it, but there are tons of free versions out there if you look for them.

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  • Anonymous asked : What sort of information should you come up with when writing about a fantasy race? How in-depth should you go into creating a culture for them?

    fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment:

    I would argue… very in depth. It’s important that your reader gets a good feel for how this race lives a daily life… and what kind of things they do, say or believe that makes up their whole world.

    Here are some resources to help you out with that:

    General

    Generators/Resources

    Race/Culture Creation

    Obligatory Cultural Appropriation Warning

    Details

    I think this should at least be a good start… best of luck…!

    - enlee

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  • heartscale:

    i can’t believe quizilla is shutting down… now how am i supposed to find out what anime elemental girl i am or who my yu-gi-oh boyfriend is

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  • peetamy:

    themuffinmanlivesondrurylane:

    Getting to the end of a fanfic only to realize it’s incomplete.

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    this is so fucking accurate it hurts

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