World Building Formula pt. 3World Building FormulaWorld Building Formula pt. 35 years ago in Writing More Like This
Section 3: People
Culture at a Glance
What sort of real life culture, or cultures, is your world copying or a blend of?
Is your world more globalization, with cultures mingling and perhaps homogenizing Or are the cultures of your world more separate and distinct?
What does the language sound like? How difficult is translation?
Are there state religions, common sayings, and cultural beliefs present? Even if a particular culture is individualistic, common beliefs will be present.
How does the geography of you world interact with its inhabitants culture?
What sort of real life or historical government are like the one your people in your imaginary cultures live under?
Heres a list of real-life governments that have been used in our history and literature:
World Building Settings Part 1Fantasy World BuildingWorld Building Settings Part 14 years ago in Writing More Like This
Settings Part One: City life
Hello there. You've decided to put fingers to keyboard or pen to paper, and I congratulate it for you. What's that? I got a little mixed up? Just checking to make sure you're not just skipping to the important parts. Ah well, lets go to the important parts now. You just named your city Elksqakamvrp and every building is purple. You're all ready to write in your city now!
No. Just... no. First off... are you certain that you can pronounce your city? Second, you don't know anything about it. How advanced is it? Where is it? How big is it? The where helps with the climate. It is in a big honking desert? Add some legal gambling and you've just made Las Vegas. Is it coastal? That means fish, unless there's something wrong with the water, and that will directly affect your coastal city. What about economy, cultural diversity, building materials, things it's well known for, general opinion of it, sanity and feat