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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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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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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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Map Your World

Maps are very useful things. People have been using maps for centuries. Knowing where things are is good, especially for writing. I create crude maps of the locations in my writing so that I can keep things consistent. I think

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Cat Religion

I’m back with culture building, a subset of world building this week. I am sticking with my cat morality and religion. Today I will talk about cat religion. What would a cat religion be like? It must encompass the Code

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Rules of Cat Morality

Have you ever wondered what your cat’s moral code is? I’ve been thinking of that, lately. As a writer of science fiction and the creator of the Feline Freedom League, posted here on my blog, I’ve had to create worlds

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