Worldbuilding

Worldbuilding questions, inspiration, and prompts. Tutorials and inspiration for fantasy, science fiction, and historical settings. Thinking through the laws and rules and creatures and people and culture of your story. Go back in history or forward into the future of sci fi. Develop ideas and cities and maps and an entire world for your novels!
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Ready to reach for the stars? The worldbuilding prompts in this blog post cut the massive task of developing an intriguing planet down to size. You'll also find inspiration from the planets of Star Wars, Mass Effect, Dark Matter, and other fictional universes.
NaNoWriMo Prep: Develop Your Story's World
Calling all writers! Learn to write deeply convincing fantasy worlds with this list of questions! #writingtips

Worldbuilding Tips

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A planet known for its aesthetically stunning landscape can be a blessing and a curse. Whether it's a tourist trap, a disaster waiting to happen, or simply beautiful, this type of planet has all sorts of worldbuilding potential. Explore the possibilities of an aesthetic marvel of a planet with these writing prompts - there's more to find in the accompanying blog post, as well!
A cosmopolitan planet may light up the galaxy with its brilliance, but it can also cast a deep shadow. Explore the possibilities of a planet covered in urban centres with these writing prompts - there's more to find in the accompanying blog post, as well!

Galactic Worldbuilding

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Food can be a powerful tool in fiction. Not sure why? Check out this recap of our recent #StorySocial chat, where we talked about this topic in depth!

Food + Drink

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A Writer's List of Mythical Creatures and Beings, from abiku to winged horses.  Love how this draws from various cultures!

Flora + Fauna

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How to Draw Canyons on Your Fantasy Maps — Map Effects
How to Draw Canyons — Map Effects
Worldbuilding Prompts for Sci-Fi Planets
Ready to reach for the stars? The worldbuilding prompts in this blog post cut the massive task of developing an intriguing planet down to size. You'll also find inspiration from the planets of Star Wars, Mass Effect, Dark Matter, and other fictional universes.
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Worldbuilding an Aesthetic Marvel of a Planet
A planet known for its aesthetically stunning landscape can be a blessing and a curse. Whether it's a tourist trap, a disaster waiting to happen, or simply beautiful, this type of planet has all sorts of worldbuilding potential. Explore the possibilities of an aesthetic marvel of a planet with these writing prompts - there's more to find in the accompanying blog post, as well!
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Worldbuilding a Cosmopolitan Planet
A cosmopolitan planet may light up the galaxy with its brilliance, but it can also cast a deep shadow. Explore the possibilities of a planet covered in urban centres with these writing prompts - there's more to find in the accompanying blog post, as well!
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Questions to Ask When Creating a Fantasy Religion
Questions to Ask When Creating a Fantasy Religion
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Where to Place Cities On Your Map — MapEffects | Josh Stolarz | Writing fantasy, Worldbuilding, Book
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How to Worldbuild a Post-Apocalypse Planet
It's difficult to find a planet more miserable than one hobbling along in the aftermath of an apocalypse, but is that the whole story? Worlds like Mass Effect's Tuchanka and Fallout's Earth show the story carries on, a story with implications you can explore as well. Take the plunge with some worldbuilding questions and see what havoc you can wreak on your own post-apocalypse planet ...
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How to Worldbuild a Mining Planet
Mining planets hold tons of potential for conflict in a story. The worldbuilding questions in this post will help you discover that potential, hone in on the value of what's in the soil, and why exactly this mine is so important anyway.
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How to Worldbuild a Planet Where a Colony Failed
Colonies hold hope for the future, sometimes even the last hope ... so what happens when a colony fails? This idea has been explored in planets like The Outer Worlds' Monarch. What will you do with your failed colony planet? And is it truly a failure ... or does someone just want people to think that?
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How to Worldbuild a Cosmopolitan Planet
A city planet like Coruscant has the potential to create monumental shifts in the universe with enough dedication ... but what sort of shifts will they be? Explore the possibilities and create your own city planet with these worldbuilding prompts.
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How to Worldbuild a Planet With Buried Secrets
If you've ever wanted to create a planet with as many secrets as Feros or Korriban, I'm handing over the key to that door with these worldbuilding prompts: just enough to welcome you in, with lots of room still to explore!
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How to Worldbuild a Stunningly Beautiful Planet
A sight so beautiful, beings travel across galaxies to experience it. Will this planet bring happiness or horror in the end? That's what you're about to find out with these worldbuilding ideas ...
Worldbuilding Prompts for Six Planets
Ready to reach for the stars? These worldbuilding questions and prompts cut the massive task of creating a planet down to size. You'll also find inspiration from the planets of Star Wars, Mass Effect, The Illuminae Files, and other fictional universes.
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Creating a Calendar | Worldbuilding | Eledris