Pre-Nano: World Building
Originally posted 2010
This is going to be short and to the point. Whether you are writing sci-fi, fantasy, dystopian, or whatever–go to SFWA (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America) Fantasy Worldbuilding Questions.
There are questions to cover:
- The World Basics
- Physical and historical features
- Magic and Magicians
- People and Customs
- Social Organization
- Commercial, Trade and Public Life
- Daily Life
Each of the above categories have more things listed under them. It says “This should not be considered as an exhaustive and final list, but as a beginning point from which each individual writer can compile a personal list.” Yeah? Well it sure is a great place to start with more questions than I ever would have thought to ask myself.
I cut and pasted all of the questions into a word document. It is a 36 page list of questions! You can get it Here.