How to create fantasy cultures

How to create fantasy cultures

As a reader, one of my favorite things is entering a new world that feels like it existed in all of its glorious complexities far before I opened the book housing it. In other words, the setting feels real despite magic or dragons or whatever is in store. Isn’t that...
The First Step in Fantasy World Building

The First Step in Fantasy World Building

What is the first step you take when creating a fantasy world? If you read my post on Map Making 101, you know I like drawing a visual map. It creates a world that is entwined with my growing story faster than just about any technique. But there is actually one step...
World Building Tips and Tricks

World Building Tips and Tricks

As a reader, one of my favorite things is entering a new world that feels like it existed, in all of its glorious complexities, far before I opened the book housing it. I feel like a discoverer of a lost or hidden world. In other words, the setting feels real. Isn’t...
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