- It’s essential to think about the underlying philosophy of your work, because that will influence the shape of everything that follows.
- Once you’ve decided upon your philosophy, then comes the more tradition elements of world building: histories, names, technology, family trees, major events, and so on.
- As important as it is to be consistent, it’s equally important to have a certain amount of variation.
Hall of Fantasy
- The Spirit of Tolkien
- Types of Fantasy
- The Nine Magics
- I am Ian (the Riddle Maker)
- The Bookshelf
- Hidden Gems
- Song Triad
- Riddle Mastery
- Heroes of Light
- Females in Fantasy
- The Role and Proper Usage of Magic Thingamajigs
- GRRM the Anti-Tolkien
- The Final Lesson
- Artist vs. the Art
- The History (and Golden Age) of Fantasy
- How to make your own System of Magic
- Seas Uncharted
Friday, December 9, 2016
Learn from the Creator of Alagaësia
Christopher Paolini, author of the justly famed Inheritance Cycle (which was the first major Fantasy series I read after The Lord of the Rings) has some wise Worldbuilding words for those of us who wish to not only read about adventures in the Multiverse, but want plot a journey and make first contact ourselves: