- 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
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: