How to World Build: Useful Sites

Wrapping up my series on world building, I would like to share with you my three favorite world building sites.  In no particular order:

 

30 Days of Worldbuilding
Mother Site:  http://www.web-writer.net/fantasy

Specific Page:  http://www.web-writer.net/fantasy/days/index.html

Geared toward fantasy.

About:  This site’s purpose is to walk you through building a complete fantasy world in thirty days.  There are thirty sections on various topics.  Each include a daily, 15-minute activity building on the last day’s activity.  Very complete.

 

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Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy
Mother Site:  http://writesf.com/

Specific Page:  http://writesf.com/03_Lesson_01_World.html
Geared toward science fiction.

Disclaimer:  While this course is excellent, I can not recommend the author’s books due to offensive content.

About:  This is a section of author Jeffery A. Carver’s free course on “writing science fiction and fantasy.”  Despite the name, his course has a decided science fiction bent.  Still, it is easily used for fantasy as well.  Carver is engaging, and fills the pages with activities and examples.

 

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Creating Fantasy and Science Fiction Worlds
Mother Site:  http://elfwood.com

Specific Page: http://www.elfwood.com/farp/thewriting/liljenbergworlds/liljenbergworlds.html

Geared equally toward science fiction and fantasy.

About:  Michael Liljinberg has created a series of seven articles, in the style of the seven days of creation, each article guiding you through the aspect of creation covered on that day.  This puts “playing god” in a whole new light, doesn’t it?  Worksheets and resources are scattered throughout.

 

First in the series: World to Story & Story to World
Second in the Series: In-Out & Out-In

Have you used any of these methods? Do you have a favorite world building site or resource?

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About Kathrine Roid

I'm an science fiction and fantasy author living in Texas with an undead parakeet and teleporting cat. Think about that for a moment.

Posted on January 10, 2011, in Useful Sites and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Thanks, Kat! The first one was really helpful! In fact, I’ve been there before 🙂
    Thanks! KEEP POSTING!

  2. Abby aka PrincessoftheKing

    These look great, Katty! Thanks!

  3. You’re welcome, everyone! I hope to have more “Useful Sites” posts in the future on various topics. *thinks*

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