Zoology: Using Animals to Enrich Your World

Stopping by for the first time for the A-Z Challenge? Read a short intro to the A-Zs of Worldbuilding here!

Z is for Zoology...
Z is for Zoology…

Animals serve many purposes. They are a vital part of the ecosystem, they offer companionship, and they can be sources of food.

And creating animals can honestly be one of the most fun parts of worldbuilding. But as always, there are things to consider! Continue reading “Zoology: Using Animals to Enrich Your World”

Youth: The Next Generation

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I have my last A-Z post up at the Ferret blog today! Go check out Does YA Fiction Make Too Many Excuses for Young Adults?

Y is for Youth...
Y is for Youth…

The establishment of future generations is the foundation of every society. Nothing matters if there isn’t anyone to pass it on to.

But you can’t pass the responsibility of life on to mere children, and different cultures have different beliefs about what makes one an adult and no longer a child. In modern Western society, this line has become extremely blurred with the phase of being a ‘teenager’, and I think that’s only to our detriment, but that’s a whole other topic. Continue reading “Youth: The Next Generation”

Xenial: Concerning Hospitality

Stopping by for the first time for the A-Z Challenge? Read a short intro to the A-Zs of Worldbuilding here!

X is for Xenial...
X is for Xenial…

Xenial (once again, courtesy of The Phrontistery) means of or concerning hospitality toward guests.

Hospitality in worldbuilding – even fiction – isn’t something you necessarily think about until you need it in a story. For contemporary fiction, this isn’t quite a problem – all you need to do is google an etiquette website. Continue reading “Xenial: Concerning Hospitality”