Adding Magic To A Fictional World

The next in our world building series of blogs is on the magic in your fictional world. This is an optional thing. You can skip it if you don’t plan on having your characters use magic. If you do plan

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Building Fictional World Politics

A few weeks ago, I talked about world building nations. To do that, each nation you create needs a political system. There are several types. The least structured type is anarchy. In this type there are few if any rules

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WorldBuilding: Making Fictional Technology

Another part of world building deals with technology. Knowing the technology your characters had access to, is crucial. It’s always better to have a handle on it before you begin writing the piece. There are questions you need to ask

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Feline Freedom League October Report

From: Agent ProbieTo: Mr. WhiskersDate: 3 October 2021Subject: Mission Report October 2021 I must admit to defeat. Cooper continues to act like he does not understand me. That is plain rude. So I turned my attention to Little Bit. He

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Creating Fictional Religions For A Fictional World

If building a world from scratch, you will need to develop religions. To do that there are questions you will need to answer about the religion. First, does your religion have a name? Most of them on Earth do. So

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Creating Fictional Nations In A Fictional World

When you are building a world for your fiction, you will often find you need nations. You will need a variety of things to make up your nations. They are often complex and arbitrary. The topography of the land has

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Building A Fictional World

I’ve been talking about world building. There are several aspects to the process, so I’m going to take them category by category. This week, I’m going to expand on the first category, the one we create first and for every

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Feline Freedom League September Report

From: Agent MollyTo: Mr. WhiskersDate: 5 September 2021Subject: Mission Report September 2021 I have resumed using my normal reporting channel. I still don’t understand the reason behind the interrogation where I have no memory of what happened. All I remember

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Do You Need to World Build

World building is the process of assembling a place for your fiction to happen. How much of it you need to do depends on what your plot requires. The world building needs of science fiction are different from those of

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A Few Words Of Advice

The first bit of advice people always give writers is “write what you know”. That’s still good advice, but there are other things you should do as well. The first is research. Research lets you know more about what you

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