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Fundamentals of World Building

4.13  ·  Rating Details  ·  15 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
World building involves more than elaborate settings, more than magic and magical beings, and more than paranormal happenings.Speculative fiction is a fast growing market, and world building is an essential tool for creating successful stories where the reader can suspend disbelief.Fundamentals of World Building gives writers the proper tools to craft a well written manusc ...more
Paperback, 74 pages
Published August 29th 2010 by L & L Dreamspell
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T.W. Spencer
Dec 27, 2011 T.W. Spencer rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone interested in speculative writing.
I like instructional books that get to the point; plain and simple, no frills, no lengthy deconstruction of a scene in another book that I may or may not have read. This book did just that. It gave me what I needed in as few words as possible. Thanks for that. So many times in the past I have started books on writing only to stop because they never gave any really instruction on writing. I have been looking for a long time to find a book that covers just this subject. For novice speculative fict ...more
Mar 20, 2011 Bec rated it it was amazing
This book supplies a very solid foundation for people who are starting to create a story. It could also be used for people who play tabletop RPGs such as Dungeons and Dragons where you essentially have to create your own world to play in. I especially liked the process being equated to blueprints and then going on to describe how certain elements are comparable to the process of going from an idea to an actual "structure"-the story world itself. The worksheet is helpful to get the creative proce ...more
May 12, 2011 Diana rated it really liked it
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I got my copy from the giveaway and I would like to say that it was informational and made sense. Anyone who wants to write a book should choose this book as a refference.
Jessie Verino
Oct 05, 2010 Jessie Verino rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: writers of speculative fiction
Well, obviously I think it's great, but I may be a tad biased. ;)

My son asked me the other night why I didn't make it longer. He has a point. After all, most writing reference books are closer to 300 pages with lots of white space and filler, like quotes or quick tips, etc. Writing reference books that are "how-to" write will also have examples and a deconstruction of those samples.

However, this is not a "how-to write" book. Oh, some how-to write stuff creeps in from time to time, a little bit o
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