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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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Ebook: $3.99 USD regular price
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Author: Rebekah Loper
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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:
“The A-Zs of Worldbuilding is a great building block to help you think outside the norm for your world with plenty of room to grow. It doesn’t have you limited to what you could and couldn’t do.”
Originally an exercise for a blog challenge, the author has developed this into a really useful workbook to guide, inform and stimulate writers as they settle down to create their own unique worlds. Consistency, believability, and logic are essential when designing a world, and there are many aspects to consider, from moons and gravity, to geography and weather, through societies, economics, fashion, food, flora and fauna, to name but a few, and this excellent work book, while by no means exhaustive, covers a huge range of topics every writer should know about their world, even if the information never comes to the fore of their narrative.
I hope many writers will use this excellent resource to help guide their creativity. ~ Goodreads review
Covering everything from Architecture to Zoology, The A-Zs of Worldbuildingis a comprehensive workbook on how to build a fictional world from scratch. Evidently.
Each chapter provides some background on the chosen topic, giving examples of how that specific aspect may affect people or culture, both individually and as a whole. This is followed by exercises: questions about the topic, plus guidance on things to think about in answering those questions, which I found useful. A lot of times, I give up on workbooks because the questions are either too vague or too difficult to answer–and then everything goes all over the place. However, with the guided questions, Loper provides a structure that is both general (if you’re experienced and just need a checklist) and focused (if you still need help figuring out what’s going on). ~ Goodreads review