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.


About charitybradford

Science fiction and fantasy writer and blogger. My first novel is now available--The Magic Wakes (WiDo Publishing, 2013)

Posted on October 19, 2011, in Plotting, Pre-Nano, Weekly Goals, Writing Lessons. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. GREAT lists, thanks! Definitely stuff to think about to make our novels more real!

  2. That is an excellent list! I didn't hit every one for my second book, but I covered most when creating the planet of Tgren.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: