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The A-Zs of Worldbuilding by Rebekah Loper
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it was amazing
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World building is an essential skill for every writer of speculative fiction, and this A-Z is a great place to start.
Originally an exercise for a blog challenge, the author has developed this into a really useful workbook to guide, inform and stimulate writers as they settle down to create their own unique worlds. Consistency, believability, and logic are essential when designing a world, and there are many aspects to consider, from moons and gravity, to geography and weather, through societies, economics, fashion, food, flora and fauna, to name but a few, and this excellent work book, while by no means exhaustive, covers a huge range of topics every writer should know about their world, even if the information never comes to the fore of their narrative.
I hope many writers will use this excellent resource to help guide their creativity. On a personal level, as an author who has written several books in an established world created many years ago, I still found a few points in this book that brought new perspectives and inspired some new ideas.
Highly recommended for all spec fic authors.
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