Daily Archives: April 6, 2012

F is for Fantasy Worlds – Building races, places, history, WORLD by JC Andrijeski

Some Thoughts on World Building

Guest Post by JC Andrijeski

World Building on a Grand Scale

What has aided me more than anything, in terms of world building, is my love of history. Fortunately (or unfortunately?) history is so rich already with both inspirational and unusual people, religions, cultures, wars, mass hysterias of whatever kind, social movements, violent uprisings, prophecies, beliefs, languages, customs, mythologies, folk stories and so forth, that it doesn’t take much to look around and pull and stretch and recombine those different elements into new combinations. Continue reading