Four Tips to Help You Build A "World" For Your Story

Four Tips to Help You Build A "World" For Your Story

Please join me in welcoming guest blogger Julia J Simpson to The Educated Writer!

The term "world building" conjures up vibrant fictional worlds like Westeros and Middle Earth, but world building is important whether your story takes place in a fantasy kingdom, far-future earth, outer space, or a fictional town in Idaho. *RECORD SCRATCH* Hold on—Idaho? You thought world building was about creating a whole world from scratch? In the traditional sense, yes, but a world doesn't have to be a whole planet. It's just the sphere within which your story occurs. If that's a fictional town in the real world, you still have to build that part of the world from scratch, so a lot of world building basics still apply. Here's how I tackle world building in my own stories.

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