Last week, I asked you what was the biggest problem you had with worldbuilding. Jesper and I collected the responses across Twitter, Facebook, and more and found a few BIG consistencies.
Which is really not that surprising.
Even though every story is different, writing follows a set foundation. At least good writing! And the same can be said about the challenges facing worldbuilders. While everyone will have a few unique issues, many people will struggle with the same significant steps.
Worldbuilding is an added hurdle to creating an amazing story unique to the fantasy and scifi genres. It is IMPORTANT, as necessary as character development. Other genres might need research into historical accuracy, but worldbuilding makes you put on your thinking cap, pull out a calculator along with cartographic tools, and develop societies from scraps of ideas. It is fun, exhilarating, addictive, and something that needs to be figured out so you can get on with the story.
Oh, and 90% of it the reader will never see. I think that might signify fantasy writers are a little crazier than most!
So what are the biggest problems?
Take our survey and find out! We are still gathering some data so that our helpful advice is really spot on. So until then, we’d appreciate your thoughts on if what we found is correct, and what you do to push through the difficulties.
And to make it all worth your while, there is a link at the end to pick up a FREE World Building Workbook and Map Making Cheatsheet to help you with your worldbuilding. 🙂
Find out the biggest problems of worldbuilders from across the web and add in your pain points below!