I’ve written a lot of blog posts about world building over the years. They were solutions to problems I had or that stemmed from conversations with other writers. Topics range from how to start off world building, how to make a fantasy map, and tips to create cultures to people words.
But that is me and some of those posts were a few years ago.
What I want to know is what is your biggest world building hurdle now?
Because, you know, creating, describing, and populating an entire world is a piece of cake, right? lol.
Some writers describe the world almost as another character in the story. Heck, I’ve read novels where the world WAS another character in the story! Vivid, realistic, amazing worlds are a part of reader’s expectations for the genre. They need places of indescribably beauty that you must somehow describe to readers. They need terrors, cities, forests, mystery, magic … and amid it all a story must flow like a river whose course you can only guess at.