The A-Zs of Worldbuilding: The Book

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The A-Zs of Worldbuilding, Rebekah Loper

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Author: Rebekah Loper
Publisher: Fantasia Hearth Press
Cover Image: Footage Firm, Inc.
Ebook ISBN: 978-1386746362
Paperback ISBN: 978-0692850558
Length: 252 pages
Dimensions: 8 1/2″ x 11″

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About the Book:

Worldbuilding is the ultimate act of creation for speculative fiction writers, but how exactly do you worldbuild? You ask ‘what if’ and use each answer as a springboard to more questions and answers about your fictional world.

In The A-Zs of Worldbuilding, that ‘what if’ process is broken down into 26 themed chapters, covering topics ranging from architecture to zoology. Each chapter includes a corresponding set of guided exercises to help you find the ‘what if’ questions relevant to your story’s world.

Fair warning, though: worldbuilding is addictive. Once you get started, you might never put your pen down again.

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What People are Saying:

“As a writer, I found this book to be super helpful for thinking through all the elements that go into creating a fantastical or science fiction world. Honestly, even if you’re writing about a time in the historical past or a place of the world that you’ve never lived, this book would be useful. It encourages you to consider everything from wild life and plants to religions and family… and so much more that can potentially use to help create plot complications and inform the motives of different characters. It includes exercises to help you work through these different world elements, if you’re so inclined. It’s probably the most accessible and practical book on this topic that I’ve personally come across.” ~ Goodreads review

M.A. Chiappetta

“…This book’s format will guide you through the creation of a whole new world, crafted from your own imagination and with the prompts on these pages, including the obvious necessities (what is the family structure, where do they live, what do they wear, and eat, and create?) as well as the politics and belief systems that will enrich the literary home for your characters and their adventures, giving them things to strive to attain, and logical obstacles to block their way…” ~ Excerpt from Goodreads review

Thorny Nettles

I love this book. With printable access to extra worksheets, you can write out your exercises in this book without fear of running out of space or changing your mind. Rebekah brought together various aspects of worldbuilding with questions I’ve never even considered for my own worlds such as birth/death rituals, how architecture affects and is affected by the world and climate, vegetation, and the science/religion/magic conundrum. ~ Goodreads Review

Robin Stambaugh