2019 A-Z Challenge Theme Reveal: Worldbuilding Again!

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Several years ago (2014), I participated in the A-Z Blogging Challenge. It wasn’t my first time to do it, but my first participation in the event was on another blog, a very long time ago (2012, apparently).

For 2014, I decided my theme for the A-Z Challenge would be worldbuilding, and WOW I had no idea then at the road it would take me down.

Fast forward a few years, and the comments I received asking if the worldbuilding posts would be available later as a workbook turned into… an actual book. It was released in September 2017, and ever since the revision process, I knew it was going to need more.

One round of the alphabet is not enough for creating an entire world from scratch, though it will get you the basics.

So, for this year’s A-Z Challenge (well, I haven’t exactly participated since 2014 but LIFE HAPPENS) I’m basically outlining/zero-drafting the second volume of The A-Zs of Worldbuilding, which means my theme will be…

*drumroll please*

Building a Magic System!

All right, honestly, I’m drafting all of these posts in March. Y’all are getting ‘Draft Zero’ for the A-Z Challenge (checked for typos, of course). And for Camp NaNoWriMo in April, I’m fleshing it all out in preparation for the second volume of The A-Zs of Worldbuilding!

I’m being very optimistic and hoping that I can get this book whipped into shape and have it ready for publication this fall (September/October-ish). If you want to stay connected to hear all the details about that, and possibly be on the feedback/beta reader and/or launch team, make sure to sign up for my newsletter and select the “A-Zs of Worldbuilding” option.

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Are you participating in the A-Z Blogging Challenge? What’s your theme this year? See you in April!

14 thoughts on “2019 A-Z Challenge Theme Reveal: Worldbuilding Again!

  1. What an innovative concept! Will look forward to learning about building magic systems and world building. I mostly write thrillers/mysteries but who knows? Maybe I’ll write a fantasy one day! See you in April.

    1. Thanks! I’ve had several reviews of the first book (Building a Fictional World From Scratch) say it’s great for settings in general, not just worldbuilding. This set will be very fantasy-specific, though, since I’m focusing on magic systems.

  2. Hi Rebekah! I found your blog on the Theme Reavel file… but I would have look for it 😉
    It’s been quite some time since last I visited. Wow, everything is different and I like everythign I see!
    Can’t wait to read your posts!

    @JazzFeathers
    The Old Shelter – Theme Reveal – Berliner Cabaret

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