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World-Building, Day Eight

World-Building, Day Eight

Day eight, economics and politics. Just as you examined your timeline for events and pressures, now examine your map for resources and deficits. For five minutes, make a few notes on the map to mark places that have more of

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World-Building, Day Seven

World-Building, Day Seven

One problem is that I’m not sure of any major civilizations. The Devastation pretty much knocked everyone on their asses–it’s taken three thousand years to crawl back out of the dark age, and the world isn’t a bunch of bordering nations anymore. It’s bits of civilization scattered across the face of the planet. So…skip the first question, if it’s not answered by the date of the Devastation.

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World-Building, Day Six

World-Building, Day Six

Day Six: Races. (Note: the site I’ve been using seems to be down, but you can get a PDF with the exercises and more┬áhere.) Spend 10 minutes figuring out what people who evolved in each major area of your world

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World-Building, Day Five

World-Building, Day Five

Day Five. So, today’s exercise is to draw out the physical contours of your map, and then identify at least three places that your people might live. You don’t need names for them yet– we’ll worry about names next week,

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World-Building, Day Four

World-Building, Day Four

Nyeargh. Day Four. For 15 minutes, jot down some of the Really Big Land Features you want in your story and just think “what if that were made by….” Write down a couple of causes for those features and scars,

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World-Building, Day Three

World-Building, Day Three

Starting earlier than “almost bedtime” today. Not that I’m sure it’s going to help–it’s nearing ninety here and I’m pretty sleepy because of it. Onward. Day Three. Read over your list from Day 1 and then turn to a blank

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World-Building, Day Two

World-Building, Day Two

Well, I mean to walk Flame over most of her world at some point, so I’ll go for a typhoon when Flame thought she’d just find herself a shipwreck to get rich off. She was expecting some swimming with hottie beach-living natives, and instead she’s stuck in a leaky hut with Ryahled getting dripped on and hoping the dang place stays standing–and that it’s far enough above the high-water line.

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