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Worldbuilding #3 – Continents

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Welcome to the third edition of the Worldbuilding series. Also, Happy Earth Day. Funny how things fall into place.

So far with this series we’ve talked about our planet and tools we’ll use. Unfortunately, we have one more tool to discuss today, however, there is the nice added benefit of starting to build your world.

After reading this and following the directions, you’ll have an outline of your continents. Exciting stuff.

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Worldbuilding #2 – Tools

worldbuilding logo2Welcome to the second edition of the Worldbuilding series.

Unfortunately, this will be an informational article like the last one, but I promise you, the next article we will get our hands dirty.

We’ll be discussing tools today, that will allow us to do everything we need to make our world. So we’ll download our tools and learn how to use those tools to make our world.

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Bestiary & Balkinization — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

BAnother round of A-to-Z Blog Challenge, and we are now on B. Only seems like yesterday I was on A. Yeah I know, lame joke. Today is B and I am doing Bestiary and Balkinization. I’m sure if you’ve played enough video games you’ve heard of the first one, but the second one might come off as “What?”

As always, I will discuss the two topics and then find a way to connect them together. You will decide if I accomplished that or failed with your comments below.

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Worldbuilding #3 — Continents

Welcome to the third edition of the Worldbuilding series. I’m sorry I can get these out soon enough. I want to, but a lot goes into making these. Now I know the first two were kind of boring, that it was all informational and not about actually creating. Now we get to the fun stuff.

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Worldbuilding #2 – Tools

Welcome to the second edition of the Worldbuilding series. I apologize for the delay of this article, as I have several other things to do and the last article was information and not so much building.

This article unfrotunately will be informational as well, but I promise you, the next article we will get our hands dirty. In fact, think of worldbuild as making pottery. Now we can take a lump of clay and start molding our shape, but at best, it will never be fantastic. So in order to have great pottery, we need a pottery wheel.

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Worldbuilding — Introduction

I will soon start writing a fantasy series and started trying to picture the world where my story takes place, but was having difficulty. I decided that I would try to draw it out, but I lacked the ability to draw and even if I try to fake it, I didn’t know how to make my land appear organic and nearly random. While there are many tools out there to help out with that, most of them cost money.

Money is a funny thing for us writers. Generally our primary focus when it comes to spending money is on professional editing, cover design, and any tools that help us release a book. So making a map of our world and designing further elements that may not be in our initial story is frivolous. It is nice to have a map, but not crucial. But wouldn’t you like one anyways?

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